Carnegie Mellon University student Chloe Fan created “a simple version of Super Mario Bros using an 8×8 LED matrix (one color), an Arduino Nano, two buttons for the input (forward and jump), and a piezo sensor hooked to a separate Arduino for the theme song.” Video after the break.

Nintendo’s Mario has long been beloved by geeks and scientists everywhere, as evidenced by a fluorescent bacterial version (seizure warning!) and a Mario “multiverse” that acts as a better guide to parallel universes than “Lost.”

[via Popsci]