Crane Controllers are the Most Overkill Way to Play Pong

Ever looked at the wireless remotes you use for shop cranes — boxy yellow things the size of shoe boxes, with industrial STOP buttons — and think they’d be perfect for controlling the world’s simplest video game? No, me neither.

The intrepid YouTuber who put together the demo hooked up two crane controllers to a Raspberry Pi, used Python to hack the system together, and then had a (fully wireless) game of Pong running. There’s definitely easier, cheaper ways to play TV’s oldest game, but I still definitely want this for my living room.


[YouTube via Hackaday]

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