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Forget Boring Carvings, This Pumpkin Plays Tetris

October 31, 2012  |  1:30pm
Forget Boring Carvings, This Pumpkin Plays Tetris

While we’ve all been hard at work carving Ron Swanson ‘staches and various spooky expressions into our Halloween pumpkins, one man thought he’d go a step further.

As Nathan, owner of the HaHa Bird blog explains, he had an idea last year to make a Tetris pumpkin. Initially he was just going to shape pumpkins into different Tetris pieces as they grew, then stack them together into a massive life-size Tetris game. Due to time constraints, he decided instead to make a pumpkin that can actually play Tetris.

He made his own LED matrix, programmed the Tetris game, drilled holes, carved the perfect “screen” into the pumpkin and turned the stem into a joystick.

You can follow his step-by-step process here, and be sure to check out Pumpktris in all its glory below.

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