Build a “Magic: The Gathering” Life Counter

Freetronics forum member eturnerx has used our LCD Keypad Shield to make a simple yet useful life counter to be used when playing the card game “Magic: The Gathering”. As there are five included buttons on the shield, a simple user interface has been created which simplifies the hardware required down to the shield itself and an Arduino or compatible board. You can see it in action with a great demonstration in the following video:


It’s great to see our products put to good use, and you can check out the code used from here. And we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.


For your own projects that require user input and an LCD – save time and move forward with the Freetronics LCD & Keypad shield which contains a bright 16×2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analog input pin:


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