My family and I really enjoyed "The Button" on BBC One this spring and we wanted a way to play the game at home so I decided to try and make a working model of the button from the show.
You can see it in action here:
As you can see from the video, I ended up making 2 different versions. The full version looks like the one from the TV show and has a built in screen. It also has a built in camera although I've not got around to using that in the software yet. The smaller version is a bit simpler and cheaper and will plug into a TV.
I documented how I built the smaller one here:
And how the big one differs to it here:
The software is all written in python and is here:
with install instructions, here:
I wanted to make it easy to add new challenge so all the challenges are defined as json files in a folder in the repo.
I'm hoping that others will make their own button and also contribute their own challenges back to the repo.