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New Project: Whack-a-Mole Game

Use 555 timer chips to create a mini version of the popular "Whack-a-Mole" arcade game.

Whack-a-mole opener

Jim Chen designed an excellent electronic "Whack-a-Mole" game using 555 timers, LEDs, and bent-diode touch sensors, that you can build on a solderless breadboard; for a full explanation, check out his website here. This project is a more permanent version of Chen’s game, built on a custom PCB.

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Steve Hobley

Steve Hobley

This week, I have been mostly working on...

I've been tinkering around with bits of technology since I was five years old. I used to take the telephone apart at home, just to see how it worked.

After a couple of years I could even put it back together again - and sometimes it would continue to work.


  • Jules

    is there a way to put a scoring in this game?

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