Yeah, you may run Doom on a Lego brick PC now
Having wired up the Lego terminal we just lately reported on (opens in new tab) as an itsy bitsy exterior monitor, James Brown has been noticed enjoying Doom on it. An unimaginable feat, particularly contemplating the atrocious pixel density of the 0.42-inch display screen—I do not think about they bought very far within the recreation, however nonetheless a really cool little venture.
The Twitter thread (opens in new tab) goes via the method, piece by piece, and even reveals the capacitive contact controls in use with the ‘trench run’ animation. Now although, there’s precise footage of the factor enjoying Doom, and whereas it isn’t truly operating Doom itself, we’re nonetheless hooked.
I wired the brick up as a really small exterior monitor, so you may, as an illustration, play Doom on it. pic.twitter.com/uWK2Uw7EgrJune 19, 2022
Actually, how small and obscure can we go together with Doom? We have already seen it operating on motherboard BIOS (opens in new tab), in addition to 100 kilos of moldy potatoes (opens in new tab)—hopefully in a really properly ventilated room. We have even seen the sport managed by a rotary phone (opens in new tab), of all issues.
These little Lego consoles have been the topic of an abundance of microelectronics initiatives too, together with a considerably bigger, old-school Lego area laptop that basically works (opens in new tab). That one did not run Doom sadly, nevertheless it was solely a matter of time earlier than the 2 concepts met on this lovely marriage of our most beloved childhood joys.
And whereas followers of those blocky constructing buddies might all the time design themselves a Lego PC (opens in new tab) to actually get the pixels going, there’s one thing wonderful about beaming the sport right into a ridiculously tiny Lego monitor. It looks like a second to be celebrated.
Screw sports activities, Katie would somewhat watch Intel, AMD and Nvidia go at it. Having been obsessive about computer systems and graphics for 3 lengthy a long time, she took Sport Artwork and Design as much as Masters stage at uni, and has been demystifying tech and science—somewhat sarcastically—for 2 years since. She may be discovered admiring AI developments, scrambling for scintillating Raspberry Pi initiatives, preaching cybersecurity consciousness, sighing over semiconductors, and gawping on the newest GPU upgrades. She’s been heading the PCG Steam Deck content material hike, whereas ready patiently for her probability to add her consciousness into the cloud.