If you’re old enough to remember the ’90s, you probably remember Snake, the simple yet classic game found on cellphones of the day where the player controls what is essentially an ever-moving line and guides it toward dots. Once the snake “eats” the dots — which were more visibly portrayed as apples in certain other versions at the time — the snake grows longer, making controlling it more difficult. The game was surprisingly addicting for how barebones it was. Now, a team has modded Snake to be controlled with recorders in an attempt to emulate snake charmers.
The game is actually running on a phone, the Nokia 6110, and with a little help from microcontrollers and relays attached to the buttons the phone uses to control the game, a simple peep from the recorder registers and moves the on-screen snake. The reason why you see the game’s visuals up on a big screen is simply because the phone’s screen is being projected, so, you know, you can see it on a big screen. Check out the video below, and realize how difficult it must actually be to control the game once the snake gets long.
(via Hack a Day)