Horse Race

A Skee Ball like game powered by LabVIEW.

The game is Roll-a-ball Horse Race. The goal is to roll your ball into the hole, similar to the popular Skee Ball game. Once you have landed in the hole your horse will move forward by a small amount, accompanied by a pleasant whinny. Make it to the end of the race first and you win! This game is powered by a Chipkit WF32. The horse moves based on a DC motor given a square wave which is attached to a pinion, moving the horse mounted to the rack. The ball is sensed by a strain gauge mounted below the hole and the whinny is accomplished by a buzzer. Also I haven't been able to get to techshop to build it yet. But I will next week!

  • Coming soon…

Meet The Maker

Brian Hayt

Brian is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where he studied Electrical Engineering. It was at CWRU that Brian fell into the Maker scene, working at and heavily utilizing think[box], a fantastic MakerSpace on campus. After Laser Cutting and 3D Printing his way through college Brian ended up going to National Instruments. Currently he is an Applications Engineer in the Engineering Leadership Program. In addition to customer support Brian creates random cool projects out of parts found around the lab.

Check out Brian's cool projects in the links below!

Links: myRIO LED Wall | Buzzer Piano | Strongman Game

More Projects