Introduction: Arduino Pong!
Hey Guys it's time to recreate the famous Pong Attari game using Arduino and some other components such as: Potentiometers, a couple of resistors , a button and a TV Out cable.All in 10 or less minutes! Let's get started
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Step 1: What Will You Need
x1 Arduino Uno or same Arduino Compatible board
x1 USB cable to connect the board
x1 Breadboard to connect the components
x2 10k Ohm Potentiometer
x1 470 Ohm resistor
x1 1k Ohm resistor
x1 RCA cable (TV Out)
x2 Clips to connect the resistors with the cable (Alternativelly you can solder them)
Step 2: The Wiring
You can easily connect the components according to the schematic .Something to notice is that the 1k ohm resistor goes to pin D09, while the 470 ohm resistor goes slot into pin D07. As you can see at the sketch there is a puprle cable splting at half.Don't connect this yet,exept the resistors to the correct pin according to the guide.In my real-life Arduino they are the yellow cables.I have this layout so it's more neat ,tidy and user friendly and each player can use his potentiometer with ease.
Step 3: The TV Cable
Using a sharp knife cut the cable.The RCA cable has 2 wires. One that is proected by a white "shell" and the other that covers the white ,protected by the black.You should try to cut throught them and form them like the right cable of the image.The left one is before cut and the right is after.The white one will be connected with the restors in the next step ,and the other goes to the ground
Step 4: Connect the Cable at the Circuit
Now connect the white cable with the 470 Ohm and the 1K Ohm resistors using the clip(I didn't want to solder them,but you can if you want).The other end of the RCA cable is to be connected with the ground of the breadboard.
Step 5: Almost There!The Completed Circuit
Before I give you the code there is something to be done.You have to download a special library so your Arduino can communicate with the TV.Let's go to the next step
Step 6: Download the Libraries
Go to https://code.google.com/p/arduino-tvout/downloads/list and select TVoutBeta1.zip
Step 7: Unzip the File
Unzip the file and select the extracted file
Step 8: Add Libraries to Arduino
Inside the extracted there are 3 files.Copy and paste them at the Arduino Libraries directory of your computer (/Documents/Arduino/libraries). Its the same if you are using a Linux OS
Step 9: The Code
You can download the code from : http://pastebin.com/Su0wdEKG
Copy and paste it at the Arduino IDE
Connect the Arduino board
Step 10: Ready to Roll
That's it folks.The Pong has uploaded to the board.Connect the cable to your TV and find a nearby power supply for the Arduino board. Get your Player 2 and enjoy the classic game you have just created
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