Playing Atari with your hands as motion controls

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Playing Atari with your hands as motion controls

Post by feitgemel »


I would like to share with you a cool Atari project.
You can play the Atari games using your hands as motion controls. No joystick needed.
Yes , yes : your hands instead of a joystick
I captured and converted the hand poses to electric signals “running” through the Atari ports, so your hands control the game. Pretty amazing.
This project is based on a computer vision and Python coding, running on a Raspberry PI device with a camera.
It is a DIY project .
Here are links for the components:
Raspberry Pi 4 :
I am using one of these desktop cameras in my projects: Logitech C270 , Simple and basic camera : or
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 , Which is a very good camera :
DB9 connector :
7 Inch HDMI TFT screen for the PI :

The link for the project video:

Eran Feit
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