28 Jun '14, 11am

Build a Bass Master 3000 Carnival Game

Build a Bass Master 3000 Carnival Game

We’ve all been there. You are having fun walking around the carnival when you suddenly find yourself walking past the carnival games. The people working the booths are taunting you, trying to get you to play their games. You know the truth, though. Those games are rigged. You don’t know how they do it. You just know that they do… somehow. Now you can put your worries to rest and build your own carnival game! [John] built his own “Bass Master 3000 ” style carnival game and posted an Instructable so you can make one too. The game is pretty straightforward. You have a giant fish-shaped target with a wide open mouth. You take hold of a small fishing reel with a rubber ball on the end. Your goal is to cast the ball out and hit the fish in its big mouth. If you hit the mouth, you get to hear a loud buzzer and see some flashing lights. The system also uses a webcam to take a cand...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/06/28/build-a-bass-master-3000-c...

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