ZigZag Game

For the first time, I have made a game for you that will test your handling. The object of the game is obviously to touch the copper wire as little as possible and to go around it as quickly as possible, therefore, the winner is the one who touched the wire as little as possible. Each time you go to touch the copper wire, then, there will be a little sound and the display will show your score as well as the elapsed time. It is a project that is very easy to do and a lot of fun to play.



Download the program to run the game

You will need to install four libraries (Wire, Adafruit_GFX, Adafruit_SSD1306 and StopWatch).

To be printed

Download the file to print directly.

You can also go to Thingiverse for download.


Switch support
Handle (print 2X)
Hook template
Level 1 template
Level 2 template

Electronic diagram

Here is the electronic diagram for this project.


*** For this project it is necessary to use a copper wire with a diameter of 1.5mm (approximately AWG 15). ***

Use a wire of 2 mm (AWG 12) in diameter and a length of approximately 1.3 m. If the wire is not stripped, then you can print the wire cutter, you need to put the knife in the slit and pull the wire, the sheath will be cut in the center and it will be easy to take it off.

Follow the path of the template with the wire, you must leave about 8 cm at each end of the template to be able to enter it into the housing (see photo).

Make the hook using the template, use a pair of pliers to bend the copper wire.

Paint the letters the desired color.

Assemble the microswitches.

Solder the leads of the LED with the 330 ohm resistor.

Install the screen and do as much soldering as possible before installing all the electronics in the case, it’s a lot easier that way.

Paste and install the Arduino Nano.

Put glue on the edge of each side of the switches, then install the switch bracket and apply some more glue. The glue must not fall too low, otherwise the switch will not work.

It is possible that the hole for the copper wire is too small, so it should be drilled with a 2mm bit.

Make a mark on each side 15cm from the top of the wire.

Insert the wire inside the box until the 15cm mark is below the box.

Using pliers, bend the copper wire, vis-à-vis the 90º mark towards the center of the case, then cut the wire, let the wire protrude about 20mm after the 90º. Do the same on the other side. Put glue on each side, being careful not to get any on the edge of the case to ensure a good closing of the cover.

Solder the hook probe and tie a knot in the wire to prevent the wire from breaking at the weld, then pass the wire through the hole.

Solder the wire to the hook.

Put the glue on one half of the handle (for the glue I use an ABS filament mixed with acetone), let it dry for the time it takes, it all depends on the type of glue, then remove the excess s ‘there occurs.

Solder the copper wire to the “ground” (GND).

Install the hook in the copper wire, connect the battery, close the cover and you are ready to have fun.

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