Experimental Pong On A Led-strip

About the project

Pong playing on a primitive 17x17 screen made with a 5 m WS2812 LED strip.

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Uno - R3 SMD Arduino Uno - R3 SMD x 1
Mean Well LED Switching Power Supply - 5VDC, 8A Mean Well LED Switching Power Supply - 5VDC, 8A x 1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron Soldering iron x 1


I made a primitive  17x17 screen from a 5 meter ws2812 LED strip. Originally i just wanted to make cool light displays on it but figured it would be a fun exercise to try and make a Pong game for it. Since the direction of the columns alternate it was a bit tricky to get the ball to move across them correctly. I could have used longer wired to connect them, allowing them all to be placed in the same direction, but where's the fun in that? The backing of the screen is made from a piece of drywall with duct tape to keep it from crumbling.




Photo of j-stokke


Motion designer, kind of obsessed with exploring and tinkering with all kinds of projects, from animation, coding, experimenting with projecting and interaction to welding, boat works, building machines, furniture etc. Mostly into the experimentation, testing, seeing what will happen phase, and have a tendency to get bored with packaging and actually making a nice presentation for projects.


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