June 26, 2014

Test your reaction time with the Arduino Light Game

For those interested in playing quiz games, or testing their reaction times with others (perhaps in combination with a few drinks) then the project by Efstathios Lymperidis and
Thodoris Bais will be a lot of fun. Their system allows for four users, each of which have a coloured button matching an LED. When one of the LEDs illuminates the time between that and the user pressing their button is measured and calculated into a score.

Apart from the gaming element the project is an interesting example of dual-Arduino projects, in that one board is the master along with the button controls - and the other Arduino runs the TFT screen for score display, with the two Arduinos communicating over the I2C bus. A quick demonstration of the game is shown in the following video:

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