BEAT THE BRAIN

INSTRUCTION SHEET

 

 

Price - Stock No 30

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Layout

  1. On  the  plywood  (say  150 X 100mm) set out the positions for the bolts, the LEDs, and the P/B switch.  Drill a 2mm hole for the battery tamer screw, 3mm holes for the bolts, 5mm holes for the LED's and a 7mm hole for the switch.
  2. Note in the diagrams that the K legs of the LED's are to be soldered togeather. The LED's are polarised and care should be taken to have the correct colours in the correct location and with the correct orientation.  Glue in place.
  3. Tighten the switch into place.
  4. Bend the K legs of the LEDs to touch each other and solder  as  the diagram shows.  Use some tinned copper wire (tcw) to connect to the switch.
  5. Join  bolt  21 to the A leg of the green LED, and bolt 20 to the A leg of the orange LED.  If needed, tinned wire may be used to lengthen the A legs.
  6. Join the K legs of the green and orange LED's togeather and solder to the free terminal of the switch, using tcw if needed.
  7. Insert the 21x 3mm bolts and loosely fit the nuts.
  8. Follow the diagram to connect each of the red LED's to their set of bolts.  Start with led #3, solder the length of tcw to the A leg of LED3.  Connect the tcw to bolt 17 by looping the wire and tightening the nut and bolt, do the some with bolts 13, 1 and 5.  Cut the excess tcw.  To complete the circuit for LED #3 use the tcw and connect pin 9 to pin 13.
  9. Use the process as before for LED #2, connecting the A leg with bolts 18, 10, 6, 2 using tcw. The shrinktube is to be used to insulate where the tcw crosses that laid down in step 7. Completeing the circuit by connecting bolt 14 to 18 with tcw.
  10. Similarly for LED #1, connecting the A leg to Bolts 19, 11, 12, 15, 16, 8 and 7 using the shrinktube when necessisary.
  11. Drill a small hole (D 1.5mm) and feed the black wire of the battery snap  through  the plywood.  Solder the 390R resistor to the black lead and the other leg to the pole of the switch.
  12. Solder the croc. clip to the RED wire of the battery snap.
  13. Use the screw to attach the metal battery holder.
  14. Mark the numbers against the red LEDs, and mark THE BRAIN WINS(orange LED), and PERSON WINS (green LED).
  15.  Connect a 9V battery and you're ready to play.

THE RULES OF PLAY:

DON'T UNDER-ESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE BRAIN.

There is a reason why The Brain wins - every time! 

Question: Can we change the players objectives to produce a fairer and winnable game? 

Answer: Yes, if both The Brain and the player are aiming to land on bolt 20 - and the winner being decided by the player who makes the move to land on bolt 20.

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