Thumb Stadium is one of my favorite kits in the Maker Shed. I really enjoyed making this kit. The instructions are very clear, and it’s easy to solder together. My favorite game is SlapJack, although ThumbWar is a close second.
Thumb Stadium is a 2-player hand-held game kit which features four (4) totally different games of skill. Easy and fun to build, Thumb Stadium is sure to provide years of entertainment while teaching you electronics!
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I have to wonder why they have the completely unnecessary inverter in there. Given they are using the switch in a potential divider, they could have active high or active low outputs – not that that really matters when you are using a microcontroller.
I believe they’re using that inverter to provide hardware debouncing of the switches to make the whole thing more responsive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schmitt_trigger
Yes, without perfect response timing of the buttons the game wouldn’t work well…..and it works great!!!
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