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DIY Video Game in a Box

It’s a do-it-yourself video game in a box!

Using a Teagueduino and a few inputs and outputs, we put together a physical side-scrolling video game. To control it, there’s a knob on the side. As time advances the game gets faster and faster — can you avoid all the obstacles and make it to the end?

Watch the second half of the video for an overview of how everything is hooked up. It was super easy to make using a bunch of things we had lying around. You’ll notice lots of lime green painters tape, popsicle sticks, paper cutouts, and even a soda straw. Of course, if you want to play a game with different characters or scenery, swapping out the background, obstacles, and hero character is simple, too.

The complete source code for the video game is available on teagueduino.org.

And if you’re curious about Teagueduino and want to buy a kit for yourself, support the Teagueduino project on Kickstarter.

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  15. Very poetic. I love how the haptic interactions of opening the box and rotating the knob to control the character directly. Miss you guys!

  16. I participated the first Teagueduino trial session and made this simple..kind of stupid soccer game. This game is awesome! adorable.. hope I get another chance to play with Teagueduino!

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