If you're stuck at home like Reddit user Theworldasiseeitnow, now is a great opportunity to learn a little Python and script a custom game for the Raspberry Pi. Theworldasiseeitnow shared a new Raspberry Pi project this week affectionately dubbed the Bendy Bar 5000.
The game operates using a 4GB Raspberry Pi 4. The player must carefully move a metal ring from one end of the bar to the other without touching it. If the metal ring makes contact with the bar, a buzzer will sound and the round is considered a loss. He also included an LED timer to add a little more pressure.
In the original post, Theworldasiseeitnow shows off the hardware used in the project. Everything is built on top of a Raspberry Pi and connected to a couple of breadboards using a T-Cobbler module. The LED timer is essentially a line of LEDs that turn off one by one as time progresses. They also flash when a loss has occurred.
Stay on the Cutting Edge
Join the experts who read Tom's Hardware for the inside track on enthusiast PC tech news — and have for over 25 years. We'll send breaking news and in-depth reviews of CPUs, GPUs, AI, maker hardware and more straight to your inbox.
Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.