Mindful Monkey Wire Game

This is a wire game in which 2 players compete to see who can get the best score. A player uses their hand to move the loop around the wire. The person who has the best score at the end of the Faire will win their very own wire game.

What inspired you to make this project?:
I was at a summer camp and it was the last day. "I'm bored," I said. "See what you can make with this piece of wire, then." replied my teacher. I thought for a while, then agreed. I thought of making a wire loop game. I cut the wire, soldered some, drilled some, glued some, then I was done. It was very simple, just a loop of wire hooked up to some batteries and a led. When I got home, I thought to myself, "What can I do to make this better?" So I wrote a simple program with Scratch, a free graphical programming tool and hooked it up to a Makey Makey to keep score. It was good, but I could do better. So I started making a multiplayer one, the same one I will bring to Maker Faire.

Categories: Young Makers (Maker is under 18yo), Fun & Games, Kids & Family