JMG sez, "I made a working clockwork Pac-Man figure that I call 'The Pactuator,' along with its own frame and hand-crank. It's going to be part of a larger project: a playable, mechanical Pac-Man cabinet, called 'Pac Machina.'"
I call it the Pactuator. I kind of fell in love with the little guy, but it's going to be a (long) while before the game is ready. In the meantime I wanted a nice way to display and play with it (and keep myself inspired to finish the full project). To that end, I drew up a feeble pastiche of a Victorian frame with a Pac-Man motif, laser engraved it in some wood, and made a little display, complete with a hand-crank.Pactuator
- Realistic Pac Man sculpture - Boing Boing
- Voting machine hacked to run Pac-man - Boing Boing
- How Pac Man's ghosts decide what to do: elegant complexity - Boing ...
- Roomba Pacman - Boing Boing
- Original Pac-Man sketches - Boing Boing
- Pac-Man and Star Trek cufflinks - Boing Boing
- Heat maps reveal Pac-Man in the moon - Boing Boing
- Play Pacman on the Google home page today - Boing Boing
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.