X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Game Boy + Oscilloscope = NintendOscope

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Even though it was obviously not it’s primary function, the oscilloscope is considered to be one of the first video game systems. Flashing LEDs pays tribute to that appropriately geeky root of gaming with this clever hack. By using a microcontroller to… you know what, honestly I don’t know what the hell he did, but here’s the end result:

nintendoscope game boy oscilloscope

I wanted to say that this is like the circle of video games clicking close, one end meeting the other, but then I realized the Game Boy isn’t exactly the latest video game system. Still, to go from a bouncing dot to this is sufficient enough to serve as both a functional metaphor of how far our beloved pastime has come and as a tribute to its humble beginnings. Although I’m sure one of the billion modders out there has already figured out a way to control an oscilloscope using Kinect.

I’m not even a Zelda fan – happy 25th anniversary btw! – but that soundtrack is such a familiar sound of my childhood that I get goosebumps whenever I hear that. I hope you can hear me clapping from my side of the globe, Flashing LEDs. Check out his website for details on how he pulled off this wizardry.

[via Hack a Day]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



OMNIA TA502 Travel Adapter

OMNIA TA502 Travel Adapter

O.G. (Trailer)

O.G. (Trailer)

Backdrop Paint

Backdrop Paint

Advertisement
Lexus LC Convertible Concept Drops the Top on the LC 500

Lexus LC Convertible Concept Drops the Top on the LC 500

McLaren 600LT Spider Opens a Can of Whoop Ass

McLaren 600LT Spider Opens a Can of Whoop Ass

2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 Turns up in Detroit

2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 Turns up in Detroit