DIY Flappy Bird IRL is a ‘Mobile’ Game Inside a Shoebox

Flappy Bird clones are getting the boot in the app store, but they are being embraced in the most unlikely places. Like, shoeboxes!

This video below shows a Flappy Bird, IRL (In Real Life) that is made using Arduino, two servo motors, reed switch, and magnets. It was inspired by the Mario in a Box game. It looks nearly as difficult as its mobile app counterpart, but with more charm, and it’s even more social, if you take it out for sharing.

If you enjoyed the Flappy Bird IRL, be sure to check out Fawn Qiu’s other projects on her personal site.

Here’s the Mario in a box inspiration for this IRL game hack:

Video Game in a Box from Adam Kumpf on Vimeo.