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Make: Basic Arduino Projects by Don Wilcher

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Chapter 26. The Secret Word Game

In the mid-1970s, a company named Tiger Electronics made a variety of handheld electronic sporting games like baseball, basketball, and football. These portable handheld games used LEDs, seven-segment LED displays, and speakers to provide visual and audio effects for the units. The pushbuttons on these portable gaming devices allowed total interaction between the player and the electronic handheld unit. In other words, while they weren’t a Wii, these little electronic units were the first really popular interactive sports games.

Imagine being able to make your own retro portable electronic game using components. The Secret Word game is a cross between Jeopardy! and Charades, in which players attempt to guess the ...

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