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    Karen works on a Wire Maze game. The object of the game is to move a loop from one end of the maze to another without letting them touch.  If they touch then you lose.  This version of the game was designed with a traditional buzzer and a silent setting with LEDs.

     

     

    The two wires act as a switch, opening and closing the circuit. There’s a second switch for selecting the mode you want. ,She uses a SPDT switch that is On-Off-On so you can select either setting, but still turn the game off. To make the circuit she puts the wire loop and maze after the battery pack, but before the mode switch. After the mode switch, the LEDs and the speaker are in their own circuit, each connected to one of the terminals on the switch.

     

    SCHEMATIC

    FINISHED GAME

    Wire Maze Game