April 22, 2013

Build a reaction timer game with Arduino

 Arduino enthusiast Petri Häkkinen was reminiscing about an older television show that used a form of reaction timer game, and reconstructed his own version based on Arduino hardware. The operation is quite simple - the user needs to press one of four randomly selected buttons within an ever-decreasing period of time. Sooner or later the time allowed will be too short or the player's reaction time won't be good enough. Furthermore the game uses distinct musical notes for each button so the game can be played just by listening. A quick demonstration follows in the video below:

That could be a lot of fun for children and adults alike, so to make your own find the instructions on Petri's website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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