Archive for April, 2012

Whack-A-Mole!

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Arduino
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Over the last week or two, the A290 students have been hard at work on Whack-A-Moles. We started with a basic one mole version. An LED represented the mole state, and there was a button you could use to whack it. Once they got this working, the assignment was to scale it up and come up with the most creative version of Whack-A-Mole that you could. Here is a sampling of some of the projects students have shared online.

Eric made a version that uses servos to represent the moles. See it in action here:


Anothy’s features a 5×5 grid of LED’s, complete with Wii Nunchuk control. He demos it here:

Anthony’s web site shows how he did it, and additional video showing how everything works in depth.

Brian also has a post describing his project, complete with code. Here’s a video.


That’s all for now, but I’ll post more projects as students share them.