Play 'Doom II' on a Raspberry Pi-powered Painsaw
For a recreation as excessive as Doom II, you want an equally excessive piece of tech to play it on. Positive, you would hearth up DOSBox to go a number of rounds, or you would nab a Raspberry Pi Zero and get the sport operating on a toy chainsaw. Nevertheless it’s not simply any toy chainsaw anymore. It is the Painsaw now.
Created by George Merlocco, this insane challenge got here to fruition because of a Echo Junior Chainsaw toy, Adafruit PowerBoost one thousand Charger, Raspberry Pi Zero, and the Adafruit PiTFT 2.2″ HAT LCD display.
The chainsaw toy itself began out with some fairly spectacular working internals together with a rubberized chain “blade” and sound results in addition to a set off with working security. Merlocco did away with these niceties since he needed to, however the finish end result continues to be a grisly and completely candy option to expertise one of many biggest first-individual shooters of all time.
There’s even a charmingly retro video showcase to offer it a extra lifelike lilt, and despite the fact that it references the unique launch date for Doom (December tenth, 1993) it is nonetheless very spectacular.