Video: Arduino controls this slick labyrinth

Three Makers – Filipp, Saluka and Michael – recently participated in a 24-hour hackathon hosted by Microsoft. In just one day, the talented trio managed to build a complex labyrinth game powered by an Arduino board and controlled by a Nexus 4 smartphone.

As the HackADay crew notes, the slick game is mounted in a gimbaled frame which tilts to and fro using Arduino-controlled servos.

“There are several elastic bands connecting the base to the maze. These act as shock absorbers to help keep the movement smooth and to prevent any oscillations from the frame flexing,” HackADay’s Mike Szczys explained. “For us this is an important design element that we’ll keep in mind just in case we need to win another competition by designing a labyrinth.”

As we mentioned previously, a versatile Atmel-powered Arduino controls the servos via Bluetooth, linking the board with the Nexus 4 Android handset.

Interested in learning more? Be sure to watch the video above for additional details.

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