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Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:37:54 AM »
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Project Idea

Like the water gun race games at carnivals, this game is a precision race to the finish. Players will shoot their laser guns at the targets to send rockets into space. First one to break the atmosphere wins!


Schematic


Fritzing file attached.

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Re: Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 07:21:38 AM »
LOVE the idea, the diagram, and the use of the h-bridge as an amplifier (need to learn more about how that works!)

Rockets don't always fly so straight - will the vibration be used as a "challenge" to make it harder, or is it just for effect?

In higher levels, you could add a slight randomization so that the laser drifts and you have to overcompensate :)

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Re: Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 11:28:14 PM »
Some pics and an updated diagram...








Mostly finished, just need to assemble and test. Should be an awesome fixture for Open Houses.

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Re: Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 03:31:47 AM »
The idea is froggin awesome! Can't wait to see it abyss knight.

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Re: Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 07:13:05 AM »
Love the hacked toy guns....hot glue FTW!

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Re: Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 02:45:11 PM »
I LOVE IT - MAKE IT SO!  ;D

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Re: Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 02:57:42 PM »
Mike, Jamie and I will be at the lab tonight working on it. Mike's the mastermind with a keen eye and a steady hand, Jamie wrote the code without even seeing the hardware, and I just made a mess of wires and decoupage with my wife, Ali. :)

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Re: Fami-laser Game (Title TBD) - March Hackathon
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 06:48:03 PM »
Resurrecting an OLD thread... sorry...


SO! With Jamie's help, I have obtained and started to build the final protoboard for the FamiGame. I'd say its about 70% complete at this point, and it will be finished soonish. I was hoping to have it ready for the game day at the science center, but, I don't think it was in the cards.




We'll be using an Arduino Nano knockoff, that Pocky obtained from some Chinese supplier. its got all the pins broken out, and is breadboard friendly.


Perhaps we'll be able to test the system next lab night? Maybe. we'll see.