Introduction: Digital Dice With a Twist
A digital dice? The first time i heard of this i was surprised that you can make a dice on a circuit. Making a digital dice is a lot of fun but i thought to change it up. I turned this into a game which is fun and easy to play! The purpose of this instructable is to show that you can take day to day things that you do in your day and turn it into a circuit. Furthermore, for this project I'm using physical components but if you don't have access to physical components you can use tinkercad, which is an app that let's you build not only circuits but 3D designs and much more. , and etc.
Before gathering you components i wanted to give a heads up that the bolded components are the ones you need and the others you can add into your circuit as it will make it more interesting and fun!
- Decade counter
- 555 timer
- 6 or more LED’s
- 10K resistors
- Seven segment display(If you don't want to use LED'S you can use a seven segment display)
Step 1: GATHER EVERYTHING
Step 2: Gather Everything
This instructable is solely based with LEDs, furthermore we need to connect all the wires so that current can flow in the circuit and that the game/dice will work. When this game starts you will see one LED light up, and you have to push the pushbutton in order for the LED'S to start flashing. To play this game you have to get the flashing to stop at the 5th LED, however you can change that according to what the criteria you want to meet. You want to make sure everything is in the right port, so here are a few important ports:
The LEDs have to be connected to the Arduino;
- The first LED is connected to A0, the second LED to A1, the third LED to A2, the fourth LED to A3, the fifth LED to A4, and the sixth LED to A5.
DECADE COUNTER CONNECTION
- PIN 1 connects to the 1 LED
- PIN 2 connects to the 2 LED
- PIN 3 connects to the 3 LED
- PIN 4 connects to the 4 LED
- PIN 7 connects to the 5 LED
- PIN 10 connects to the 6 LED
- PIN 6 to PIN 15 on the decade counter
- PIN 13 to the negative rail
- 10K resistor connected to PIN 2 and 3
- Don't forget to connect to ground and power!!
555 TIMER CONNECTIONS
- PIN 2 is connected to PIN 6
- PIN 3 connects to PIN 14 on the decade counter
- You need to provide your 555 timer with power and give it ground.
- PIN 8 is connected to the pushbutton
- Capacitor connected to PIN 6
YOU FIND THIS OVERWHELMING JUST FOLLOW THE IMAGE SHOWN ABOVE, THIS IS JUST EXPALINING WHAT PIN GOES WHERE
Step 3: TIME TO CONNECT
This is the game on tinkercad. If you are having trouble following the physical wiring of the game, or if you want to try to make the game in tinkercad then you can reference to the picture above.
Step 4: TINKERCAD
You need a code in order for your game to work, coding is something that you can change in order to make something quicker or slower. For example where it says delay(2000) you can change that to 3000 or a number less, this all depends on you and how you want this game to input. I made my delay time 2000.
Step 5: WERE DONE!!
There you have it! A fun game that you can change up according to you! I hope this was helpful, and you enjoy playing this game
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