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Controllerless Pong using an FPGA

Remember the ever-popular pong? I would say your childhood is totally boring if you haven’t tried one these ball paddling games. It came in various forms like handhelds and even  arcades with power ranger robots holding paddles – the running concept stayed the same through the years, if you can’t send the ball back then you lose. This project from Cornell is a bit different from the pongs that we have seen so far – it freakin detects hand movements and translates those hand movements into paddle movement – your like controlling the freakin paddle with you Jedi powers 🙂 gesture detection was attained though skin recognition which is processed in a Field Programmable Gate Array or FPGA from Altera. The project is built upon the idea that  skin-detection, centroid computation, ball control and sound generation processes are done in parallel so that efficiency is attained. The hand movements are captured through a HTC 231x CCD camera while the game itself is displayed on a VGA monitor – and everything is processed in a single FPGA! Continue reading

Have Some Great Fun With This Remarkable Game!

You have an old Nokia 3310, where you decided not to use it anymore and keep it lying in your drawer? Well, it’s going to be your opportunity here to transform the cell phone into a splendid gadget: The Famous Pong Game! In this case, the accelerometer will be used to measure the acceleration of the cell phone. It’s used in cell phones to flip the image or web page based on the recording device or digital camera. Normally, it detects the photo frame to the height or width automatically. Because of its availability, it’s totally the perfect choice to suit to the different electronic structures. Ok, you must join the accelerometer, the ATMega88 and the display screen of the old Nokia 3310 altogether. The design that you’re about to make here is using 3-axle accelerometer MMA7260 module. This 3-axle accelerometer is the ideal choice for those who cannot adjust the SMD components. One 9V battery is more than enough to power up the whole circuit, since the board is a 5V stabilizer circuit with 7805. Therefore, it’s time to… Continue reading