Monday, 18 June 2012

Arduino-powered Ball Maze Game

David has constructed a huge circular ball maze that is 1.2m in diameter, as a contribution to a school's "Creative Games" section. And it is certainly creative, taking what is normally a pocket-sized game and bringing it to life. It can either be controlled using an Android phone that has an accelerometer, or a wired controller. For example:

 

With some neat woodwork and construction skills, this project can become a reality for anyone with the inclination and time. To get started with this project or Arduino in general, a good start would be with our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with onboard prototyping space:

You will also need some accelerometers, and our AM3X fits the bill, in module form it is easy to mount and connect:

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