See “Quake” Played On An Oscilloscope [Video]

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It looks like a bunch of green lines at first, but give it a second and you’ll see the classic game Quake come to life. Programmer Pekka Väänänen has made a playable version of the game for the oscilloscope. It’s a nice throwback to an early tennis game created by physicist William Higinbotham. That game played on a Donner Model 30 analog computer with an oscilloscope display.

See the video of oscilloscope Quake in action after the break…

Väänänen has posted a technical report on the project which includes some open problems that hint at further development.

(via The Verge)

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