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So I decided to make new post because I'm just at the point where I need help anyway whether it be changing the project and materials. I don't think my way is going to be possible. What I'm trying to do is make a bingo  board for a disabled client who has trouble putting chips on a bingo card. I thought I could make a bingo board using arduino and having  10 light sensors and 10 lasers pointing to each sensor. So it would be a 5 by 5 grid where you got 5 lasers pointing to 5 sensors up and down and 5 lasers pointing to 5 sensors from left and right. I was getting somewhere but there just keeps on being problems with the lasers and the sensors and the cage to make the bingo board. I'm wondering if you any of you guys have a better idea on how to approach this. My teacher keeps telling me this is simple but I'm not seeing this. If someone could just leave a reply or input that would make my day. I'm a senior in high school already accepted to college and I'm stressing out to the max. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME
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I'm sorry but we are not here to do YOUR homework.
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My teacher keeps telling me this is simple but I'm not seeing this.

Your teacher is paid to help you when you get stuck on a project. Consider changing the project to something simpler if needed. Often students select projects that are beyond their current capabilities. Starting new post on the same issues in previous post may not get you more help.
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How about a simple 5x5 keypad, 25 discrete buttons so you can space them out some if needed, read buttons presses with Keypad.h library?
Have an adjacent LED to show which had been pressed.
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If want to get carried away, use buttons with built in LEDs that you turn as buttons are pressed, have a Clear button to turn them all off when game is over.
Cards have random # assigned to each square? So maybe a small 2-digit display at each location as well so the "card" can be mixed up.
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Did anyone ever ask you to make your subject line to match the topic ?

many of the people who would help do not respond to posts that do not have proper subject lines.

the thought is that if you cannot convey the minimal information properly it makes it hard to offer advise.

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I like the idea of having a 5x5 keypad and a 5x5 LED light box. 
you put the card on top, when you press a key, the light illuminates the square.

I cannot figure how the lasers would actually input.  if you move your hand over the board, the shadow would be huge.
if that  is the display, then how does crossing lasers work ?

the instructions are very confusing.

one little bit of knowledge I have learned over the years is to re-read the question and make sure you understand every possible step. if you cannot understand the question, you cannot complete the task.

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Your project objective is somewhat vague. You need to post your Project Objective in an organize format.
List the objectives of the project.
Be specific. If you talk about some hardware, post links to the vendor's website or a datasheet.
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How is this Thread different from your previous one?

Is there any reason why I should not ask the Moderator to merge them.

Four pages on the other Thread don't seem to have made any useful progress.

@minypablo, I don't intend to be unkind, but  I can't help feeling you are completely out of your depth. You seem to have some vague idea in mind without the least idea of how to implement it.

If this really is a school project, discuss it with your teacher and find something that you are capable of implementing.

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  I'm just at the point where I need help anyway whether it be changing the project and materials. I don't think my way is going to be possible. What I'm trying to do is make a bingo  board for a disabled client who has trouble putting chips on a bingo card. I thought I could make a bingo board using arduino and having  10 light sensors and 10 lasers pointing to each sensor. So it would be a 5 by 5 grid where you got 5 lasers pointing to 5 sensors up and down and 5 lasers pointing to 5 sensors from left and right. I was getting somewhere but there just keeps on being problems with the lasers and the sensors and the cage to make the bingo board. I'm wondering if you any of you guys have a better idea on how to approach this. My teacher keeps telling me this is simple but I'm not seeing this. If someone could just leave a reply or input that would make my day. I'm a senior in high school already accepted to college and I'm stressing out to the max. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME 

This doesn't tell us anything. If you want help, give us a proper SITREP (SITUATION REPORT)
List one by one in outline fashion , EXACTLY what you have REALLY done. Explain EXACTLY how you did it. Draw a schematic
with pen and paper and take a photo with a cell phone and post it. Post your entire code. (using the "#" code tags toolbutton.
When you have done ALL that, THEN , we will talk about how we can help you. So far all you have provided is the usual sob story we get from every single newbie on every single new post. Once in a while , we get like a college professor or scientist who knows how to present his project in a half way decent organized fashion without the groveling.
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@minypablo, I don't intend to be unkind, but  I can't help feeling you are completely out of your depth. You seem to have some vague idea in mind without the least idea of how to implement it.

I read the directions and I could not create something useful from them.

if the client a parapalegic and needs to use eye movement ?
is the device to project dots on the page ?

will they have more than one card ?

the information appears to be incomplete and confusing.

what is a question in the back of my mind is the use of the word "client"
to me that means paying.

also, the simple fact the posted did not bother to title the thread with any useful information is a bit of an insult.  it eliminates the ease of which others can use this thread.
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What I'm trying to do is make a bingo  board for a disabled client who has trouble putting chips on a bingo card 
The post title should have reflected something to this effect.
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@minypablo, I don't intend to be unkind, but  I can't help feeling you are completely out of your depth. You seem to have some vague idea in mind without the least idea of how to implement it.

what is a question in the back of my mind is the use of the word "client"
to me that means paying.


@Dave, I'm not sure why you quoted me?

I think "client" is the polite modern word for what used to be called a "patient"

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There's that politically correct BS again !. So invalid is no longer acceptable ?
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Ok I truly am sorry about the scrappy desparate post. I was not myself. It was all the stress building up inside of me and exploding. In a couple minutes I'll put out a better explanation of my project and some diagrams and hope some of you guys can give me an idea of how to construct it and what the best method is. I was honestly looking to see if there's a touch sensitive grid out there but couldn't find any and I think big buttons were too expensive. Once again I am truly sorry for the horrendous post. Also my teacher will barely help me. I feel like a project like this is meant for college not high school where I havnt even fully learned the language or much in electronics
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