Conway's Game of Life with Touchpad

As a final project for my digital systems course, my friend, Seth Foster, and I implemented Conway's game of life with an Arduino and resistive touchpad. The process involved soldering an array of LEDs together, such that rows of anodes and columns of cathodes were connected together, allowing us to turn on a single LED at a time by decoding several inputs from the Arduino. Since we can only address one LED at a time, we cycle through our array of "on" lights very quickly. However, this introduces a limitation in number of LEDs we can turn on at a time, as there is a threshold for how long current must be supplied to activate a single light.

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