|Circuit and program by Phil Townshend 2005
OK I admit there are a few of these available from component manufacturers such as RAPID and MAPLIN but they just don't seem to add the finishing touches. For example, the one from RAPID can only go up to 14 step sequence. why? What happens if you can do more, and I know someone that could do up to 24 step sequence (nice one Abi) but being a dance teacher, I guess remembering sequences is her forte.
So I went about writnig a program to stretch the PIC 12F629 as far as I could.This version is most similar to the functioof the original Simon Game sold back in the 1970's for those of you that remember it - here's a flash from the past.
A more recent version finished with enamel paints on a vacuum formed cover
|For those who are not familiar, the game simply plays a random sequence of 4 different colours/pitches which you have to repeat. The sequence starts with one step and gets progressively longer each time you repeat a sequence correctly. The version I have written has a few extra features:
- Can produce up to 63 steps - try that Abi!!
- Has much better sound generation - a speaker rather than a piezo buzzer
- Gives you a quick reminder every minute if you leave it on
- Remembers last sequence and longest - EVEN when the power is off. Can also be reset if desired.
- Can drive higher currents for light bulbs instead of LED's if desired - higher currents with Darlington drivers.
So at the moment of writing, I don't know of one with better specs than that!
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