Man Makes Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation System

Once Zelda: Breath of the Wild out on the Nintendo Switch, this dude decided it was time to automate his home. The system is based off the ocarina from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Allen Pan used an internet connected Raspberry Pi, connected to different gadgets for his home automation system.

Playing Zelda’s Lullaby locks/unlocks the door, Sun’s Song toggles lights, Bolero of Fire turns on heat, Song of Storms controls the humidifier, and so on. He can even play a tune to unlock his car!

Video games as pulp fiction covers

Pulp fiction covers are at their nostalgic best, and so are a number of Nintendo games. Artist Ástor Alexander put together those two greats and created a set of images of pulp fiction covers for Nintendo games, and a few more, but we’ll go with the majority of the set. They are pretty darn cool, and I’m pretty sure I want to read a Nintendo game inspired pulp fiction novel.

We Are Thankful 8-Bit Character Art Does Not Show Details

People have had their fair share of gripe about the obvious lack of details in the good old 8-bit video games. Technology wasn’t mature enough for detailed appearances, and videogame artists and developers made best use of the palette available to them. With better technology, came around a different, more detailed look of the characters. But imagine if the original 8-bit art was just a boxy representation of what those characters actually looked like.