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Video Demonstration - Tutorial on Instructables
"Electronic LEGO Super Mario Bros. Mushrooms" - original creations and photography by Baron Julius von Brunk. Technical specs per model: ~300 LEGO pieces, 6 Volts DC (2x 3V CR2032 coin cells), two LEDs, sound: piezo speaker, microcontroller: Atmel ATtiny85 programmed with Arduino Uno.
Using the same design principles and technology as my electronic Invincibility Starmen, I’ve built a new series of interactive LEGO creations with a retro video game theme! Tapping the small tactile buttons on the backs of the mushrooms causes the eyes to blink in sync with melodies generated by Arduino. The green mushrooms play the 1-up sound effect, two of the red ones play a segment of the Overworld theme from Super Mario World, and the third red mushroom plays the airship victory music from Super Mario Bros. 3!
-Baron von Brunk
Two things turn 30 this year: “Defenders of the Faith” by Priest, and Baron von Brunk.
This is the official deviantART page of Baron Julius von Brunk, an eccentric multimedia artist in New York City! Baron von Brunk is widely known as a master LEGO craftsman whose work has been published in multiple video game magazines, tech blogs, and has been showcased at an exhibit at Nintendo World Store's flagship location in New York.|
Julius is currently employed as a professional graphic designer for a sports promotion company in Long Island, and does freelance graphics for consumer electronics. Aside from being an overall quirky action figure aficionado and mutton chop extraordinaire, Julius is also a freelance burlesque promoter who aims to please the nerd girls of the scene! Join Baron von Brunk in all of his creative endeavors – from custom LEGO brick models to illustrations, paintings, and even promotional material for upcoming NYC events!
Alright, 3rd-person spiel aside. . .
I also own a minifridge. I'm a tall, reclusive, curly-haired, bearded, pale-skinned, mixed-ethnic, bespectacled Libertarian with a foul mouth, a hunger for Asian food and energy drinks, and a lust for short-haired girls with tattoos.
Check out my bizarre and amusing website full of LEGO bricks, art, designs, and sideburns:
Current Residence: Koreatown, Flushing, Queens, NY, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXXXXXXXXXXXL
Print preference: Gutenberg
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock and heavy metal
Favourite photographer: Hubble Space Telescope
Favourite style of art: LEGO dioramas
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: My 120 GB iPod filled with heavy rock
Shell of choice: The location on Kennedy Blvd.; they pump your gas for you!
Wallpaper of choice: The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!
Skin of choice: Nudity
Favourite cartoon character: A tie between Dick Dastardly or Krusty the Clown
Personal Quote: "Some people wanted champagne & caviar when they should've had beer and hot dogs." -Dwight D. Eisenhower