Anyone looking to learn more about electronics may be interested in a new project which provides details on how you can create your very own DIY operation style board game using electronic components and a little Arduino programming.
Created by TrevorB23 the awesome game includes an LCD readout as well as flashing LEDs and more. If you fancy building your very own TrevorB23 has kindly provided an extensive explanation together with full components list and instructions over on the Instructables website via the link below.
I picked up an old Operation board game from the thrift store and my three-year old and I performed a few successful surgeries. My residency complete, the next day I visited the Dollar Tree for foil, foamcore and plastic boxes and started tinkering towards a lesson plan to build a bunch of them with my elementary school STEM students…
…down the rabbit hole…
I had also been looking for long-term middle school project ideas for the upcoming school year. Specifically, a healthy dose of real code running an electronic device that the kids get to make mostly by themselves and take home. Something with plenty of hands-on craftsmanship using X-Acto knives, a soldering iron, nuts and bolts, foil tape, and so forth.
About twenty hours later, every table in my classroom was covered in wire snippings and foamcore scraps, I had written and thrown away about 12,000 lines of code in order to have 750 that worked correctly, I had two breadboards and two prototypes within which four Arduinos blinked away, both of my whiteboards were covered in gibberish, the base of my drill press was buried in PVC shavings, and I was officially halfway done…
Visit the official Instructables website for more details and full instructions via the link below.
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