Pumpktris is a really incredible custom creation built by Vancouver, Washington designer and programmer Nathan Pryor of HaHa Bird that places a playable LED lit (128 LEDs) version of the classic video game Tetris into a drilled and carved Halloween pumpkin. Interestingly, the pumpkin’s stem acts as the joystick. You can view process photos and a preview video below or browse through the full collection on the HaHa Bird website.
As stated by Nathan:
One of my habits is to write down all the crazy, fleeting ideas I have, then go back to review later rather than judging right off the bat, or even worse, forgetting them. Earlier in the month I was looking through that idea notepad and found “Make Tetris Pumpkins” from sometime last year. My original plan had been to make forms to shape pumpkins into Tetris pieces as they grew, then stack them together for Halloween. Since Halloween was only a few weeks away and it was too late to start growing pumpkins, I thought “Why not make a pumpkin you can play Tetris on instead?”
photos via HaHa Bird