Introduction: Pong on Arduino Esplora!

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Hey everyone

The Arduino Esplora is a amazing microcontroller using the great Atmega 32u4 with intergrated usb serial aswell as many great sensors such as:

- Light sensor

- Temp sensor

- 3-Axis Accelerometer

- Joystick

- Slider


- Buzzer

Now lets use that to play some awesome retro games!

(Please note I did not code this game im only showing you how to get it running on the arduino esplora credit for the game goes to David Rutherford)

Step 1: Parts List

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This is a simple shopping list since most of the parts are already in the Arduino esplora however you will need A:

- Arduino 1.8" TFT LCD Expansion Board

- Arduino Esplora

- Micro USB cable

- Computer with arduino IDE

You can buy them all from Amazon or adafruit.

Step 2: The Librarys

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For this project you will need a few extra librarys.

These are the Adafruit_ST7735.H and Adafruit_GFX.h for Graphics prossesing

you will also need the SPI.h and Esplora.h librarys but theses should have come pre installed on your arduino ide

download links:

Adafruit-ST7735-library =

Adafruit_GFX.h =

Step 3: Annnd the Code...

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Once the librarys are installed you can upload the code and everything should boot up.


(Sorry i caould directly paste the code it shows up in the wrong format and messes with arduino ide and then bugs the game :( )

Step 4: And There You Go

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A nice fun game of arduino pong.

if you run into any problems please leave a comment and ill reply as soon as possible

(ps if you shoot the ball to the top left and then slide to the bottom the game gliches and gives you a point ;) )


mydigitalhome (author)2015-07-04

The original tutorial is at along with many more Esplora tutorials.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-07-04

Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

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Bio: I'm a 18-year-old high school student, I love engineering, film production, design and everything in between.
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