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High Tech College Prank: MIT Turns A Building Into Tetris

Submitted by on April 25, 2012 – 1:39 pmNo Comment
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Your average frat boy would probably be content to teepee The Dean’s house, or set off some kind of bomb that rains down bras. Leave it to the wunderkinder at MIT to “deface” a campus building by turning it into one of the world’s largest and most awesome games of Tetris.

Details are sparse, but it seems the team installed wireless LED lights in each window. While the electronics whizzes didn’t “hack” through any security measures, this is being called a hack in the sense that they pulled of a tremendous technological feat: coordinating 133 windows (and countless multi-colored lights in each window) to all act as a single, gigantic, playable screen. The game itself was controlled by a nearby console with the cheeky warning, “DANGER: DO NOT play Tetris on Green Bldg.”

What do you think? Is this the best hack you’ve seen in a while?

[via PCWorld; photos via MIT Hacks]

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