SparkFun's Picture Frame Tetris

Posted on May 15, 2007 Under Gadgetry

I have to admit, the second I saw this wall-mounted interactive Picture Fram Tetris board by SparkFun over at NotCot, I immediately considered commissioning one purely to attract more of that hot geek-boy demographic I’ve been predisposed to of late. But then, I realized that owning one of these would just further reduce my productivity, both social and otherwise, because it looks just plain addictive. Comprised of 240 touch-sensitive buttons and 1300 lines of code, the rotation and placement of the falling pieces is really just the shift in color of the board’s 720 LED lights. The site has a detailed breakdown of the game’s development, which is intensely interesting in an ultra-nerdy sort of way…if you’re into that kind of thing. The SparkFun kids will be at the Maker Faire in San Mateo this weekend (May 19-20), so if you’re in the Bay Area, go have some fun for us.