NotPocketSimon project

Music Technology

Eric Gradman, the hacker who gave us the awesome TRS-80 bluetooth hack, sent us a link to his NotPocketSimon project. This was a quick and dirty collaborative version of the Milton Bradley Simon game from the ’80s that he put together in just 8 hours. He took it to the most recent Mindshare event.

…the highlight of installing this piece at Mindshare was that Nolan Bushnell who invented the damn game (originally called TouchMe at Atari) was in attendance and had nice things to say.

BTW: Eric is also part of the awesome Mutaytor circuspunk troupe. Keep an eye on them as circuspunk becomes a growing phemon (we predict).

NotPocketSimon: Collaborative Simon for Your Next Party


2 thoughts on “NotPocketSimon project

  1. Dougie FRESH says:

    Thanks for the write up MAKE!

    If you liked this, you should also see the Sonic Stalagmites that David Guttman made:

    uWink (another prolific brainchild of Bushnell) is also becoming a regular showcaser at our event ;)

    So if you ever find yourself in the LA area on a third Thursday – come visit us at Mindshare!

    – Doug Campbell

    PS – Eric will be back with a whole new project on December 18th…

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