Games and Free Hardware, even if they don't seem like it, go hand in hand. If during this time we have seen how copies of famous game consoles were created, now we can see how various arcade machines are being built thanks to projects like Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
A user named Cory Guynn has managed to create a recreational basketball machine with the help of Lego pieces and an Arduino Nano board.
The operation of this machine is very simple. The plate Arduino Nano has a sound sensor attached, this sensor registers a basket by the emitted sound. This marker is simple and has a fairly low cost, unless we want to create a more complete and improved arcade machine. In any case, thanks to this construction guideWe can create a basketball arcade machine ourselves or directly improve it and create an optimized version of this classic arcade machine.
The recreational basketball machine is now possible thanks to this project
In this layout, Cory Guynn has used Lego blocks, very economical components for constructions that allow you to place both the scoreboard and the rest of the electronics near the basket and be more precise with the score. In addition, Lego blocks function as a protective housing for electronics, which makes it more effective against ball hits.
Personally, I think that this project for a Basket arcade machine is quite incipient and has errors like the counter by sounds. However, it is a good starting point to create more precise and more entertaining similar machines without spending large amounts of money.
And surely, if we join this project with other projects such as classic arcade video game machines, entertainment for hours, even days, we have it assured Do not you think?