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Playing Doom on a Pregnancy Test

Geeks love to hack into all kinds of devices and enable them to play the first-person-shooter game Doom. You may have seen it played on a microwave, an ATM, or piano. But programmer Foone Turing has taken his miniaturization experiments to the max by playing Doom in the tiny display of a digital pregnancy test!

How is that possible, you ask? Well, it’s not, technically. As Foone explained, they had to completely replace the device’s existing CPU, which can’t be reprogrammed, and switch out its LCD screen for an OLED display capable of showing more than a few lines for “pregnant” or “not pregnant.”

In short, Foone isn’t playing Doom on an electronic pregnancy test per se, rather they’re playing Doom on the disemboweled husk of one—a fact they made clear early on:

“To clarify what I’m doing here: this is a replacement display AND a replacement micro-controller. I’m not using any of the original tester other than the shell,” Foone wrote Saturday.

Of course, people are still impressed. The first joke is "What happens when you pee on it?" Foone has spent the last day experimenting with just that, as you can see at his Twitter account.


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