If you were born in the 80s and raised in the 90s, you’ll be very familiar with those retro video games, such as Super Mario Bros, Battle Tank and maybe Space Invaders!
Talking about the Space Invaders, it is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978. Frankly, Space Invaders is to be recognized as one of the earliest shooting games in two-dimensional graphics.
For those that haven’t play Space Invaders before, the main goal of this game is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon. Once you’re managed shooting down an alien spaceship, you’ll be rewarded by points.
This retro game is unbelievably popular, where there’s still many fans who love Space Invaders until today.
If you’re interesting to build a button-sized Space Invaders, then you should spare a few minutes and hang out here. This Space Invaders is based on the ATmega164P and it has enough input pins to drive all the 24 pins of the matrix. Beside that, the SOT323 transistor is being used in this project, as it is much smaller than SOT23 and easy to solder onto the PCB board.
By the way, you can stick the button-sized Space Invaders on your pocket, as it shown on the above figure. Cool, isn’t it?