Play Atari 2600 Pac-man with TI Chronos watch

Date Posted:25 July 2012 

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For an interesting mixture of technologies and development systems that span almost thirty years, this project has to be winner. "dooglehead8" on YouTube has used the Texas Instruments EZ430 Chronos wireless development watch to send accelerometer data back to a PC running a Visual Basic program which sends the data to an Atari 2600-connected Arduino board. In other words, he can move the watch about to control Pac-man. For example:

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For those interested in developing with the TI MSP430 platform, we have the $10 MSP430 Launchpad kit to get started with MSP430, or can deliver the full EZ430 Chronos watch kit to you as well.