X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Mario in a Box Runs the Wrong Way Through the Mushroom Kingdom

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

While the post office would probably question the noises coming from inside this cardboard box, I’d be pretty thrilled to receive this mechanical Mario game in the mail if someone wanted to ship me one.

mario_in_a_box

The side-scrolling Super Mario Bros. tribute was created by Adam Kumpf using the Teagueduino open source hardware platform, along with a few basic inputs and outputs. The game is controlled by the potentiometer on the side, allowing Mario to “jump” above and below the advancing obstacles on the belt below. Notice how it picks up speed the further you get into the level. Magnets behind each obstacle provide collision detection, and the box uses a servo to close if you bump into a baddie. No more game for you! Check it out in the video below to see it in action:

Ok, I know that Mario is running the wrong way, but dodging obstacles like that isn’t exactly how you play Super Mario Bros. anyway. It’s more like Spy Hunter. Just turn it on its side, change the icons, and add some bullets and oil slicks, and you do.  Still, it’s a pretty impressive little creation, and you can grab the source code for making your own over at the Teagueduino discussion forums.

[via Reddit]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



More from Awesomer Media...

Image File Formats Explained

Image File Formats Explained

Melty Metal Minifigs

Melty Metal Minifigs

2017 Toyota Camry XSE Review: Grounded to the Ground

2017 Toyota Camry XSE Review: Grounded to the Ground

2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition

2018 Subaru Forester Black Edition

Figma Deadpool Action Figure

Figma Deadpool Action Figure

Fools Paradise Bane & the Joker Batman 1/6 Scale Figures

Fools Paradise Bane & the Joker Batman 1/6 Scale Figures

Advertisement