Thought running Doom on a fridge door was the end of the line for this video game classic?
Think again, because someone just played Doom on an IKEA TRÅDFRI lamp.
Yep, that’s right. Since this game needs just 4MB of RAM, any old (or new) smart home device is capable of running this 1993 old-school shooter.
The TRÅDFRI running Doom is a spectacular sight but what’s more amazing is the controller the modder chose.
It’s essentially just a modded circuit board, so his skill in shooting down demons is pretty impressive.
Why the lamp, though?
This project is actually a challenge started after the fake news that someone ran Doom on a pregnancy test and has a few rules.
Among them is the obvious “find an off-the-shelf device not meant to play Doom or games in general” and other major challenges like “use exactly the microcontroller embedded on the chosen device”.
Of course, this Ikea lamp, like most other lamps, has no screen, so the hackers used a basic 1.8-inch TFT display.
You can see all the steps involved in the project here.
If you have one of these Ikea lamps at home and have some coding skills, you can find the instructions for this project on GitHub.
If, on the other hand, you can still remember the first Doom by heart and want a new challenge, we highly recommend Doom Eternal. Our reviewer called it a perfect classic and, if you look at what it has to offer, it’s hard to disagree.