Seesaw Pong Controller
For my first assignment in Networked Objects, I worked with Eric Beug to create a networked Pong controller in the form a seesaw. Main components in this system are a Lantronix Xport (serial to Ethernet module), Arduino (programming environment for AVR microcontroller), an accelerometer (sensor to measure direction), and a large wooden seesaw (that we built!).
The circuit for our Pong controller looks like this:
We programmed the Arduino using Tom's code from the book "Making Things Talk", with a few minor adjustments to the senor range.
Movie clip of the circuit and sensor working:
Seesaw Pong Circuit.mov
The directions and screen for Pong:
Pong competition in class:
Seesaw Pong controller!