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Super Mario Bros on an 8x8 RGB LED matrix display using a pic microcontroller

video Super Mario Bros on an 8x8 RGB LED matrix display using a pic microcontroller
I will be uploading an instructable of how you can make your own LEDBOY game system which will enable you to play this game. Please note that This game is still a work in progress as there are only currently four levels (I still have over thirty to program in) and also there are no bad guys or items to pick up just yet.

I think it will be quite fun once completed though.

I have given this version of the game the name "Super Pixel Bros"

Also, I have tried to replicate the exact levels from the original game as closely as I could within the 64 pixels that I have.


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Raphango9 months ago
AWESOME! JUST AMAZING! ;~
REALLY MAN, YOU DA MAN!
RobotAdam2 years ago
Can you give .hex or .asm code ?
bradsprojects (author)  RobotAdam2 years ago
acarneiro2 years ago
U'r God
WHEN YOU GONNA MAKE THIS IT'S AWESOME!!!...hopefully by the midle of the summer im thinkin
bradsprojects (author)  robomatt19993 years ago
I have actually finished it and designed a circuit board for it (and have made the game better)

I just couldn't be bothered writing the instructable = )

I will be uploading all the details to my website soon instead, www.bradsprojects.com
THAMKKKS!!!!!!!!!!
wkortum3 years ago
I am really interested to know how you made the casing for it
how much r they
Dumchicken3 years ago
pweaeaeaeaeaes gimme one pweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees
bradsprojects (author)  Dumchicken3 years ago
I am just about finished with the new circuit board design and you will be able to build one for yourself. The new design has an LED screen for the game and an LCD screen to keep track of scores, lives and the level you are on.
cool
If it ever is sold as a product, you should have different cases. I was thinking that maybe you could put the screen in the middle of a NES remote controller, giving it that retro with a hint of modern (modern = Looks like a PSP) Nice share though, :D
I was actually thinking of different designs and have been using a NES controller with it. Unfortunately I have not found a way to combine the two very well because the screen is quite large and I have also included an extra LCD display which keeps track of the level you're on, your score and lives remaining.

I am in the process of designing the new circuit board right now!
Do you actually plan on making an instructable?
bradsprojects (author)  DylanDonohue3 years ago
Yes. Do you plan on making one?
You bet your bullits I do!
far.peter3 years ago
About how much us the total cost for the parts?
bradsprojects (author)  far.peter3 years ago
The most expensive part is the 8x8 RGB Display which is around $15 - $20

The microcontroller would be around $5 and then all the rest of the components are not too much at all So I guess if you allowed perhaps $30 to $40 for everything.

I really need to get around to documenting the project though...
Could you easily do the same thing with an arduino?
XlogicX4 years ago
 That's really cool (especially with RGB LED's), what microcontroller are you using?
bradsprojects (author)  XlogicX4 years ago
Hi, I am using a pic18f4550 microcontroller.

it has plenty of I/O ports and 32K of program memory. Which is more than enough to hold all thirty something levels of the game.

I have started work on this project again today and am programming in more levels. I am also working on getting things like the water (swimming) stages working, coins to pickup, bad guys to jump on and items to pick up.


is it a picaxe?
bradsprojects (author)  jwoo20234 years ago
No, it is an 8-bit 18f4550 pic,

It looks like this
www.michaeladams.org/Files/Attachments/2009/06/Big-PICT0138.jpg
Oh, a lot of pins! I will never be able to program that... I have no experience! I only know the basics of BASIC. -.-'
 Neet, I have a friend that works for Microchip that gave me a dev board for a PIC, I should really learn it, mostly for the price. I've been working with ASM on the propeller, so ASM on PIC shouldn't be a stretch.

I'm still impressed with where you're going with the Super Pixel Bros. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see more results.
bradsprojects (author)  XlogicX4 years ago
yeah for sure - free is always a god price = )

I have now just started my Christmas break so I will be able to start work on this game again quite soon. hopefully have it all completed in a couple of weeks.
nicolo864 years ago
you should do a update to make us know at what point are you. this project looks really cool.
You really should do an update. I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really wan't to see how your going.
bradsprojects (author)  jwoo20234 years ago
I have not worked on this project for quite some time now, but since the last video I have added sound fx. I will be redesigning the circuit so it is simpler and uses less components. I will also have a look at re-programming in a different language (most probably basic) rather than assembly language. I just don't have alot of time, so it will take me a while to complete it.
Ok. Thanks. ^^
jwoo20234 years ago
So what I mean is that you should patent your LEDBOY product.
jwoo20234 years ago
In the video, you know how you played the Super Pixel Bros'? Your quite good at the game. You should patent it.
jwoo20234 years ago
I want one badly. But the problem is, I have absolutely no knoledge about programming. I have a Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit but no other things. I tried to make 2 robots but failed. Thats why I got the Mindstorms kit. Cool Project by the way. Did you insert the matrix into the gameboy?
jwoo20234 years ago
wow cooooooool. Infinite Lives!!!!
modwannabe4 years ago
nice job I want one
I would love to buy this kit! About how much does the project cost to make overall? Also, where did you get the PIC?
docwoodshop4 years ago
i so want one. all the mario games are expensive or have sucking graphics online
Azayles4 years ago
I think that's about the coolest and most amazing 8 by 8 pixel ANYTHING I've ever seen! That's incredible! What mux are you using for the LEDs? max7219s?
bradsprojects (author)  Azayles4 years ago
 Hey thanks man.

Have a look at the updated video, I have made some more progress on this game.

I use 74373's and a pic microcontroller. Thats basically what runs the whole show.
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