Building an Arduino-based laser game, Part 1, Arduino basics

Jump-start your electronics projects with the open source hardware and software platform Arduino

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Duane O'Brien

Date archived: January 17, 2019 | First published: December 22, 2008

Arduino is an inexpensive, easy-to-use electronics platform. The entire platform, both the hardware and the software, is completely open source, and the language is loosely based on C/C++. Arduino was built for makers, tinkerers, and artists who want to take the plunge into creating interactive physical objects. This three-part series starts with basic Arduino hardware and uses it to create an interactive laser game called "'Duino tag," where players can play tag using devices built nearly from scratch. Here in Part 1 of this "Building an Arduino-based laser game" series, we craft basic experiments that prepare us for and are a part of 'Duino tag.

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