Plinko Game

Plinko Game Video
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Drop a puck into the Plinko game and watch the line drawn on a tablet screen via Bluetooth®!

The Plinko board has an array of light sensors between the pegs. When the puck passes over and blocks the light to the sensor, a command is sent to the PIC® microcontroller. The PIC® MCU talks to a Bluetooth® module to send the sensor coordinate to the application running on the tablet. As the coordinates are sent, a line is drawn showing the path of the the falling puck.

Plinko Game
The picture on the left shows the constructed Plinko game and tablet application.
The picture on the right shows a screenshot of the tablet application.
Plinko Game Screenshot

Related Development Kit

EZ App Lynx w/ RN4020 Development Kit

Learn more about a related product called EZ App Lynx w/ RN4020 Development Kit! EZ App Lynx is a smartphone/tablet application that pairs with a PIC® MCU over Bluetooth® and allows the PIC® MCUs to control the appearance and control of the GUI on the smartphone/tablet. This allows PIC® MCU developers an easy way to deploy sensors or controllers that can be controlled from a smartphone/tablet over Bluetooth®. The PIC® MCU controls all aspects of the GUI, so the user only needs to install one smartphone/tablet app that works across a broad variety of devices for Android and iOS.

This app requires a Bluetooth® connection to a PIC® MCU using the CCS C Compiler with the EZ App Lynx library. For more information on the application and where to download it, go to:

C-Aware IDE Demo
Embedded C Learners Kit
C Workshop Compiler