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Maker modifies piano into the perfect DOOM controller

Play DOOM the easy way on this modified piano.

Published Tue, Sep 17 2013 8:02 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

I remember playing the original DOOM back in fifth or sixth grade while sitting about 3 inches from the monitor with the lights off and it scaring me half to death. Back then, the game was considered cutting edge and John Carmack was considered a God, which I still kind of think he is.

Maker modifies piano into the perfect DOOM controller |

Out of the hundreds of hours I spent playing Doom, I never felt an urge to use anything other than a keyboard and mouse to play. Fortunately for our viewing pleasure, a maker named David Hayward thought that it would be fun to play through the original game using a piano as the input controls. Yes, you heard that right, he hacked a piano into the controller for Doom. If you're still having a hard time comprehending this, the video below should help you out.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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