FUN FOR ALL AGES
ROLL OUT THE BARREL
You know those best-selling
games that consist of nothing
more than multiple copies
of one small plastic shape?
You may see a resemblance
between one such game and
Seth Horowitz’s “Monkey for
Container Full of Primates”
design, published on the
3D sharing site Thingiverse.
WELCOME TO THE GATEWAY
KIT: perfect for newbies and
beyond, with through-hole
soldering, abundantly clear
instructions, and a well-labeled
PCB. When you’re done with
the fun build, tap the die on
the table and get a random roll.
Life is short, impress yourself.
Radka “Chidori” Haneckova, 24, drew a comic celebrating
Go, the ancient Chinese board game. In one panel, she
depicted a version where players receive electric shocks —
so she decided to actually build it. Her “Live Wire Go” board
has an Arduino that controls a novelty shocker toy, to send
non-lethal voltages unpredictably through the aluminum
and copper game pieces. The board was a surprise hit
when it debuted at a game convention in Prague, with
players coming back for more. brmlab.cz/project/goban
sheeryjay (Go Twitch)
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