A Glorious Madman's Created a Raspberry Pi Zero Chainsaw That Runs Doom

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Web designer and gore-lover George Merlocco has built the Painsaw, a machine that wouldn’t look out of place in the most chilling of mod-themed horror movies. Funnily enough, it’s made primarily from three items you could to find in a child’s bedroom: a Raspberry Pi Zero, an Echo Junior Chainsaw toy and, of course, Doom.

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On board is also a 2.2" TFT LCD screen, a wireless receiver for an Xbox 360 controller, as well as an assortment of hubs, batteries and drivers. Here are a couple of pictures to get your engines running…

Now, watch the Painsaw in action:

“Yes, it’s pretty gruesome, but Doom is a no-holds barred take on slaying demons from hell in any (often bloody) way possible,” wrote Merlocco. “I like to think this Painsaw is fresh from glory-killing a Cyberdemon.

“I have been a long, LONG time Doom fan since its inception in 1993, and with the 2016 iteration that is to be released, it’s a good time to be a fan.

“This Painsaw commemorates my love for the game, the genre that it helped to create, the developers who built it, and everything that mankind has created which allows for such an entertaining game to be played on a tiny computer machine embedded in a toy. May the Painsaw live long, and always educate the new youth, of the roots of the FPS genre with a title that is perhaps one of the greatest games made of all time."

Now that's passion. [Cnet]