Back again in 2016, artist and movie game historian [Rachel Weil (HXLNT)] was hanging out with her buddy and hacking on console stuff, as buddies do. [Rachel] was galvanized by the concept of acquiring an legendary video game like Super Mario Bros be interrupted by force notifications, and established out to carry a Twitter feed to her NES gaming practical experience. What she ended up with is ConnectedNES — a charming combination of a custom made Twitter modem and a hacked Tremendous Mario Bros ROM, creating a social media experience you have to see for your self.
The technical facet is as immaculate as the visuals. Details is transferred to the NES via the controller port working with a Particle Photon which is emulating a NES controller, and every little thing is encased in an cute shell designed out of yarn needlework.
The Photon at this time faucets into the Twitter feed by way of a proxy server run domestically, and listens for tweets with unique key terms, relaying them to the ROM by mimicking controller port inputs. The ROM, now bearing the name Social Media Bros, went as a result of some watchful assembly trimming function. In distinct, [Rachel] experienced to sacrifice Eco-friendly Mario to the bit bucket gods.
Playing this video game has to be really the expertise. Fortunately, resource code for all the things — the proxy server, the Photon firmware and the NES ROM — is on GitHub for all of us NES lovers to hack at. If simply examining the feed is not sufficient, you can send tweets from your NES as effectively.