Greetings, fellow users.
I have come here today because, as a starter in the world of Arduino, I still find myself a little bit out of resource to successfully administrate my projects.
I'm a high schooler and for this year's science fair I was planning to use some of the resources provided by electronics to achieve one task that would help my colleagues to run a special kind of question game.
The task in question would be to build some kind of mobile gadget (that One could easily hold and walk with), preferably in the form of a staff. This gadget should be able to receive information (such as the press of a button) and send it to some sort of speaker that would trigger it to make a little buzz sound.
There would be two of these gadgets (one for each team) and as in a question game, the first to press the button would get the right to answer the question. Because it's a competitive game I would also need a way to precisely determinate who pressed the button first.
Build a gadget in the form of a staff/batton
Make it able to receive input from the press of a button
Make it able to send the information to a speaker
Make the speaker reproduce the sound of a bell ring
Precisely determinate who pressed the button first
I would utterly appreciate any help in this project because I really have no idea on how I will be able to do it. I've searched for tutorials that could help me but none of them really elucidated my questions.
Any help would be of much use, and if there's any tutorial that would help me with this, I would also appreciate if any of you could show it to me.
Thank you a lot.
PS: If you need any extra information feel free to ask, I will answer as soon as I see the message.
Tip from me, it's not easy, but you can do it. I started learning in August, and I'm in eighth grade.By the way which regionals do you attend? Sorry if my tips are bad. I'm new too,
please give me more details,
Thank you a lot for the answer, I'll check out these tutorials straight away!
There will only be two players that will need to have the button in this case because the game will have two teams with five members each but only one member of each team will have the opportunity to press the button.
I'm a little bit confused about what are regionals because I live in Brazil, but if that means the school I'm attending to that would be IESE. It's a small school in a city in the surroundings of our capital.
Your tips were very helpful tbh, thank you again!
Oh, I guess I didn't make it clear but the button would need to be separate from the speaker. The tutorials about buttons and tones helped me understand what I will be doing with the staff but I still need to find a way to send the information to the speaker.
I guess a little scheme of our project room would make it easier to visualize the idea (please forgive me for this simplistic drawing but it's the best I can do at the moment)
So you have your gadget, and have to communicate the button press to a second device, right?
please describe in detail your "gadget". How does it work? What is recording the button press? What, if anything, does it do with the recorded button press?
what do you have for receiving gadget?
I assume you want wireless as otherwise you'd wire the buttons directly, making it a lot easier.
To show who pressed first you use two lights - the one that pressed the button first lights up and stays lit until a reset button is pushed, setting the stage for the next question. Just a buzzer sound or so is played when a button press is received. Just watch some of the 1970s-90s era TV game shows, they do it just like that, and then often for three or four teams, not just two.