For something complete different Mark Robert asked his friend to create a device that times how long someone is in his office, and then plays a “Mario Brothers” style tune. However to appeal to a certain market the entire device has been fitted inside an original Nintendo Entertainment System, with the cartridge door hiding the Arduino and an SD card shield for audio files – and a numeric LED display for the countdown timer. In the following video the whole thing is explained in a comedic fashion:
Just goes to show what you can come up with using an Arduino and some imagination. You can download the design information from here (it’s a zip file). And for more, we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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