Genius Game Tutorial
Are you a genius? Think you can beat our game?! Muwhahaha! We dare you to try! This game is similar to the classic 'Simon Says' game. Once activated, the game will show a sequence, and you must replicate the sequence before time runs out. The Arduino Nano can be re-programmed so that you can speed it up, slow it down, change how many levels are played, and more!
First, you should refresh yourself on soldering safety!
WARNING: SOLDERING IRONS ARE HOT. SOLDERING IRONS ARE NOT TOYS. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHILE USING A SOLDERING IRON.
Buttons → These momentary buttons create a connection when pressed, and give feedback to the processor.
Count all of your parts and verify everything is in your kit.
Locate the 100 ohm resistor. Bend the leads and install into the location marked R1 (100).
Bend the leads on the four 1k ohm resistors and install them into locations R2, R3, R4, R5.
Install one button into the positions next to the letters (A, B, C, D) on the PCB.
Install the Red LED into the location in quadrant A. Make sure to install the LONG LEG into the + marked hole. If you install the LED Backwards, it will NOT light up. Follow this with the Blue LED in the B quadrant, Yellow LED in the C quadrant, and finally the Green LED in the D quadrant.
Install the slide switch at the center of the board. Orientation does not matter for this switch to work.
Install the speaker making sure that the + leg matches the + marked hole on the PCB above the slide switch.
Install the female headers into the PCB, and then plug the male headers into these to create a stack. Finally, slide the Arduino Nano on top of the male pins making sure the USB is facing outward. Solder the corner pins on the Nano first to make it hold, and then flip the entire PCB over and solder the corners on the female headers. Once everything is aligned how you like, solder the rest of the pins.
Insert the battery wires from the bottom of the PCB and solder each wire to the pad. Be sure that the RED wire goes to the + marked pad, and the BLACK wire goes to the - marked pad.
Flip the switch and watch it come alive! Try your best to beat the game by following the sequence of lights. Default programming is 10 rounds. Good luck!