Question Game Mobile Buzzers - HELP PLEASE

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.

To summarize:

  • 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.

Hi, it’s wonderful to have someone also doing a science fair project, like me, I’m a middle schooler. Your button is easily solved by this:https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button
follow the tutorials, Your third and fourth requests are the same. buzzer:https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Tone and please specify how many people for the code is different. To determine you can use the LED lit function: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Blink

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,
squidsirymchenry

Squidsirymchenry: Hi, it's wonderful to have someone also doing a science fair project, like me, I'm a middle schooler. Your button is easily solved by this:https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Button follow the tutorials, Your third and fourth requests are the same. buzzer:https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/Tone and please specify how many people for the code is different. To determine you can use the LED lit function: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Blink

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, squidsirymchenry

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!

Ok, contact me if you have any problems! squidsirymchnery

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) |500x305 |500x305

Ok, wire or wireless? So which one would you want? There are some ways but I want to make it clear first

So you have your gadget, and have to communicate the button press to a second device, right?

  1. 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?
  2. what do you have for receiving gadget?
  3. 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.

Hi, Don't forget you will possibly need a RESET button, to arm the system ready for the next question.

You will have a slight delay if you use wireless, however if both use the same system, but separate links, you may be okay.

Any reason for wireless?

Tom... :)

He did say he needs it separate, and I have no clue teach us how to use something wireless.. like Bluetooth

The typical scope of the forum is suggestions and answering specific questions; for in-depth research you’d better head over to Google and start with some Bluetooth tutorials.