SnOil – how cool is THIS!

Martin Frey, a researcher and artist in Berlin has developed a display that uses a ferromagnetic fluid and a matrix of electro magnets to create a display! And it plays the classic game Snake! Check out the video.

Ferromagnetic display

Really nice touch: you control the snake by tipping the display.

This is cool for many reasons but… one of the first programs I wrote on my cool new IBM PC in 198x was a port of the snake game I’d played on my Apple ][.  It’s nice to see this game revived not only in cel phones, but in new media like this!

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