This is an ongoing project, and the blog post will be updated along the way. Please come back to see the progress we make.
I have for some time wanted to build something fun with the children. They are to much engaged with computer games etc., and I wanted to help them lift their heads away from that. One day I got the idea to robotize the classic labyrinth game by Brio.
Hooking it up to two servos, an analog joystick and an Arduino seems like a quite simple project, yet both visual and fun for two ten year old children. I hope this will stimulate their curiosity, and teach them a lot about electronics, micro computers, and programming. This is the base for this project, we might extend it along the way.
Please use this as a source of inspiration for fun things you could build with your own children. I would very much appreciate comments with tips about other things we can build, once this toy is completed.
I have as you might have seen recently ordered a few electronic components from China, the joysticks and servos arrived two days ago. I will pick up a used Labyrinth game tomorrow. Starting to robotize it will sadly have two wait two weeks due to other engagements.