MakeFest Liverpool is a family-friendly event celebrating low level technologies, hardware, hacking and making. We participated again with a stand at the 2017 event and built two fun Internet of Things games to try and engage those attending and learn more about Android Things for ourselves.
We wanted people to come and engage with the stand but we also wanted to iterate on our ideas from Makefest 2016. So we re-made the Simon Says game we created in 2016. This time using Android Things and hardware peripherals rather than a gamepad. Simon Says displays a sequence of colours on four LEDs, which then has to be repeated on four hardware buttons. This was all soldered together onto a prototyping board, including a buzzer to make game sounds to help players audibly distinguish between the patterns.