For those of you who remember playing “Breakout” on various home video game consoles – check this out. Professor Martin Mason has written a very compact and playable rendition for an Arduino that can be played using a 16×2 LCD module and some buttons. It’s a clever use of the custom LCD characters and the game is genuinely playable, for example:
Fantastic. You can learn more, examine the sketch and play yourself by visiting the project page. And for more, we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
Returning very soon to the Freetronics store is our LCD & Keypad shield. Perfect for prototyping, games and projects, it contains a bright 16×2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analog input pin: