December 06, 2013

Playing memory games with Arduino

Readers of a certain age will remember the popular hand-held game "Simon" by Milton Bradley, which involved flashing a growing sequence of buttons that had to be remembered and entered by the player. It was a fun way to exercise the memory and frustrate others - and has now been reproduced by new Arduino enthusiast Tim Hicks.

After getting one of our EXP: kits, Tim made his own version of Simon that works well and reproduces the original with gusto, as demonstrated in the following video:

Finally Tim has been kind enough to share his work with us, so visit his site to review the Arduino sketch. It's great to see what our customers are doing with Freetronics products, and if you have something you would like to share, drop by the Project Showcase forum or email And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

Have you been reading about Arduino and would like to understand more so you can make projects such as the game above, but not sure where to start? Then order one of our Experimenter's Kit for Arduino: 

The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit. 

However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects! So to get started or for more information and to order, check out the product page.

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