Here is what I needed in this project:
- Arduino Uno
- PCD8544 LCD screen (known as Nokia 5110 screen) and the datasheet if you ever wonder what the 8th pin is doing http://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/LCD/Monochrome/Nokia5110.pdf
- 2 x 5KOhm Potentiometers
- A breadboard
- A bunch of jumper cables
If you have all these, then it's just a matter of doing the correct wiring and writing the code. But you shouldn't feel frustrated because wiring schema and source code is also included in this instructable.
It's my first Fritzing experience and I'm sure there are some mistakes in the schema. If you see any, please warn me.
You can fork the Arduino source code here : https://github.com/monur/Arduino-Uno-PCD8544-Pong
Make the connections, upload the code and start playing. You can adjust some gaming options in the code.
PS: The 8th pin is to enable the back lights. Connect it to 5V and see the old style Nokia sparkles.