We love modern technology here at Walyou, but we also love people doing cool things with retro tech. And nothing is cooler than the Commodore 64, the humble 8-bit machine that people still find cool uses for.
Metalab in Berlin, Germany uses theirs, the Blinkenwall, to control a giant video wall of monitors. It replaces an Arduino board that controlled it previously. You can use a Web interface to create your own animations and have them displayed.
Here’s a video of it in action:
It’s pretty cool to see how it’s done, 6502 processor assembly and all. If you like this, you might want to read about a modern version of the C64 that we covered, as well as a tribute to Commodore’s late founder, Jack Tramiel.