There's a little surprise in this unassuming cardboard box: a physical side-scroller, a paper-based re-imagining of Nintendo classic Super Mario Bros.. It's all powered by servos, some open source code and a little device named the Teagueduino.

Oh, and some popsicle sticks, painters tape and a soda straw.

Developed by the folks at Teague Labs, the Teagueduino is an open source electronic board that "allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code, while teaching you the ropes of programming and embedded development." Or so says the ongoing Kickstarter project (hint hint!) that promises to "help you discover your inner techno-geek and embrace the awesomeness of making things in realtime."

Obviously a nifty proof of concept like a conveyor belt version of a Mario platformer is going to help turn a lot of people on to this project, which you can learn more about at the Teague Labs web site.

DIY Video Game in a Box [Teague Labs via Waxy.org]


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