Make Your Own 1D Pong Game




Introduction: Make Your Own 1D Pong Game

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For this project I will show you how I combined an MDF board with buzzer buttons, LEDs and an Arduino Nano in order to create a 1D Pong Game that is really fun to play. Along the way I will show you how to create the electronics circuit and how difficult it actually is to program such a 1D Pong Game from scratch. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Video!

The video gives you all the general information to create your own 1D Pong Game. During the next steps though I will present you some additional information.

Step 2: Order the Components!

Step 3: Create the Game Board and the Circuit

Here you can find the plans and the schematic for the 1D Pong Game. Feel free to use them for your own game.

Step 4: Upload the Code!

Here you can download the code for the 1D Pong Game. But before uploading it to the Arduino you should also download/include the FastLED library (

Step 5: Success!

You did it! You just created your own 1D Pong Game!

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7 months ago on Step 4

I create 1d ping, but with 64 LEDs.
I modified the code ( little lol, i m not know this).
I want to speed UP LEDs in start ( with 64 LEDs, it's little long to run )
Where to change that??
Sorry for m'y enghish, i'm french !


Question 4 years ago on Step 4

I tried downloading the code for this game, but when I try to open it, it says arduino can't create the sketch. can anyone help me?


Answer 4 years ago

found the problem, it was just an outdated version of arduino ide


4 years ago

Hi, the issue you're describing sounds partly a coding issue (with the discolored lights) and partly a solder joint issue on the light strips. Also, I am having problems. when I download the code and open arduino,it says it can't create the sketch. would you happen to have the code that I could just copy and paste?


I got the code working. I have had no issues with mine as far as discoloration. it may be your hardware. I am also using 22 gauge wire and haven't had any issues