Those born in the 1970s and earlier may recall the electronic game by Milton Bradley called “Simon” – where four colour panels would illuminate in a random sequence, and the user would have to reproduce that pattern by pressing matching buttons before the time ran out. Although the game itself was simple in theory, it was quite addictive and the cause for many competitions. You can also recreate this yourself with an Arduino board and a few basic components by following the guide by Instructables user “mpilchfamily”. Their version has been constructed on a breadboard yet remains faithful to the original version, for example:
Not bad at all, and it leaves room for more experimentation. To learn how to make your own, click here. And for more, we’re on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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