Someone Made a Tetris Printer Algorithm – And It’s Amazing

Posted by Ben Huber on Jun 7, 2013 in Videogames |


Don’t ever say that math didn’t do anything for you. Michael Birken has made a seriously impressive algorithm that uses Tetris blocks to “print” a pixel image. It detects which piece it needs next and dispenses them in an order so that it creates row by row of the correctly-colored blocks. Eventually, this lines up to form pixel art or a sprite. In the example above: Link! Check out the sped-up video below in which he shows off the algorithm building several iconic pixel images from video games… with a video game. Amazing stuff! Also check out his explanation of the whole process here!


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