November 24, 2014

Hacking a "Looping Louie" Board Game with Arduino

After playing the board game "Looping Louie", the folks from the GreatScottLab decided to take the game further and add an Arduino-powererd control panel to the motorised aeroplane with is the focus of the game.

With a simple Arduino-compatible motor control circuit, and a neat user-interface based around a character LCD - the players can increase the difficulty of the game (or make it much easier) by controlling the speed of the rotating plane. With such a simple DC motor for the game, it was begging to be modified - which is demonstrated well in the following video:

There's a lot of opportunity for increased gameplay or unintended effects - so either way, check out the project page to learn how.  And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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