Using an existing Arduino-based MIDI sequencer that has a large LED matrix display, the designers have created a clone of the Tetris game which can be played with the numeric keypad from the orginal design. Furthermore the game statistics are displayed on a 16×2 character LCD at the top of the game board. The Arduino sketch for the game in several versions is provided, and through this an understanding of the game should be possible. Here it is in action:
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If you want to create an even larger version of Tetris, consider our Freetronics Dot Matrix Display. Available in a variety of colours, they consist of a 32 by 16 matrix of LEDs. Included with the DMD is a cable to directly connect with an Arduino-compatible board, and at low brightness (which is still fine to read indoors) you can power one DMD from the Arduino. However by connecting 5V at 2.5A for each board they operate at a brightness which is visible anywhere. Furthermore you can daisy-chain (with the included cable) six or more displays for great effects. So for more information head over to the DMD pages today.