Carnegie Mellon University tinkerer Chloe Fan created this rudimentary version of Super Mario Bros. out of an 8x8 LED matrix, an Arduino Nano, and two buttons (forward and jump). Of course, with a system even more limiting than the Meggy Jr., there are bound to be a few elements missing: power-ups, enemies, and music.

To add a soundtrack to the game, Fan transcribed Koji Kondo's famous theme and plays it in a separate Arduino-powered device. It's a basic experience that only scratches the surface of Super Mario Bros., but it's impressive how much of the legendary platformer she was able to fit on an 8x8 display.

Interesting fact: the blocks in this Super Mario Bros. clone are just recolored clouds.

[Via Boing Boing]