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Easy Carnival Loopz game

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Have you ever been at a Carnival and played the original Loopz game over and over until you run out of money?  Probably not, but with this DIY version of the original game, you can play this game wherever you are as many times as you would like without paying over and over again.  This project is super simple and requires no soldering, so it is great to build with students.  The total cost for this project is about $3-4 considering most of the materials you probably already have. 


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Step 1: Materials

You will need...

* A shoebox
* An electronic buzzer
* 20 gauge wire
* A 1.5v "D" battery
* Electric tape

Tools

* A wire stripper
* Hot Glue Gun (with glue)
* Scissors

Step 2: Preparing the Wires

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Cut a piece of wire about 2 feet long and strip off all of the insulation.  Bend the Wire into an "M shape leaving one side with about 8 inches and the other side with about 6 inches.  Mark where you would like the wires to go into the shoebox, and using the scissors, poke a hole large enough for the wire in those spots. Place the wire in the holes so about five inches hang under on one side, and about two inches hang under on the other side. Hot glue the wires in place, and make sure they are stuck there so they don't wobble while you're playing the game.

Step 3: Preparing the Box

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Mark and cut where you would like your buzzer to be, and secure it with a piece of electric tape, as shown in the picture.  I put mine right in the middle so you can hear it really well.  Mark and cut a hole for the wire that you guide through the maze to come through.  Make sure the hole is big enough to give the guide wire a little bit of room so it move around freely.
noahw1 year ago
Sweet buzzing!
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