The Pong Hat

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By Bruce Eaton

Apparently Pong is not dead. Having seen its resurrection first on a clock, the latest hack is the Pong Hat. Actually able to run Pong, Space Invaders, text, and a beat box, the Pong Hat is a DIY by Leah Buechley who has made some other notable items such as an LED Dress. Many cool things in this mod, such as the sound input has various effects including controlling the speed the invaders march across the screen and even an infrared uploading ability.

Personally I wish it were in a nicer hat, I’m not down with the Fargo look. But with the instructions out there I bet we will be seeing some interesting hats. Next I want to see a PS2 Beenie with the Blades being the disc spinning.

[Pong Hat] VIA [Kotaku]

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A graduate of Colgate University, Bruce is one of the elite Henro or pilgrims who have completed the 900 mile 88 Temple Pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku, Japan by means of foot power, a feat (no pun intended.... ok maybe alittle) which is no laughing matter. He not only finished this task with a crippling leg injury but he has attained enlightenment according to the monks on Koyasan. Currently the 23 year old is living in San Antonio where he spends his time working as a Data Analyst but also trying to accomplish his next great challenge, drinking all 200 beers at the Flying Saucer. Having recently married his long time friend from college and seen as nuts for doing so, Bruce relishes his life and hot dogs generously. KANPAI!!

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