As everyone on the internet must have heard by now, Flappy Bird is essentially gone from most app stores, unless of course you are counting the multitude of clones and copycats. Of course there are still ways of playing the game but if you’re looking for a non-mobile and non-digital version of the game, perhaps the use of some cardboard and an Arduino sensor, a couple of motors, and a lot of creativity could result in the real life Flappy Bird game that you can check out in the video above.
This project was put together was Fawn Qiu who decided to attempt to create the game in real life. Using a box, an Arduino sensor, two servo motors, a reed switch and a magnet, she managed to put together her creation. Basically this is Flappy Bird but played in a non-digital sort of way. The motor basically keeps the background and the pipes rotating, and pressing a button would cause the Flappy Bird token to “flap”. It is also able to detect when you hit a pipe or crash, after which the box would close on itself and a little tune would play to let you know that it is game over. We have to say that this is a pretty clever idea, not to mention incredibly cute as well, so if you’d like to see the game in action, check it out in the video above.
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