Remember when people used to give CPR to NES cartridges back in the day?
So does Batsly Adams (aka Andrew Reitano), a 26-year-old electrical engineer by day and an NES hacker/artist by night. He has created DrunkenNES, a cleverly titled breathalyzer video game whose results depend on how sloshed you are.
DrunkenNES runs on a PowerPak cartridge, which allows enthusiasts to run homebrew games on the ancient 8-bit Nintendo console. Batsly cobbled an alcohol sensor and an Arduino microcontroller board into a plastic NES cartridge shell, which uses an NES communications driver to feed your blood alcohol level (BAC) to the custom-made game as you exhale. Just don't be that guy who spittles everywhere.
You can get six results based on your reading: sober, getting started, buzzed, tipsy, drunk, and wasted. Afterward, the true BAC level is shown; if it's high enough, you make it onto the high-score list. The last man standing (if he's indeed still able to stand) wins. … Read more