Having fun with Atmel’s AVR32 microcontroller

We all know that Atmel’s versatile AVR32 microcontroller lineup can be used for a wide range of serious applications.

But what if you wanted some R&R time with the microcontroller? As the program Joshua, programmed by Professor Falken in WarGames famously asked: “Shall we play a game?”

I know I would. And although playing “Global Thermonuclear War” with a link to WOPR is probably not an option, there are at least two other titles that are – as you can see in the videos below.

The first game lacks sound (the audio track is obviously overlaid), although it is definitely fun to watch. The second – Space Pong – is somewhat more interactive and does appear to boast real-time audio.

What’s that you say? Digital games simply aren’t your thing? Well then, how about a nice physical game of chess with the ATMega32-powered Buttercup?

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