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Gigantic game of Operation powered by Arduino

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Gigantic game of Operation powered by Arduino

Arduino TeamSeptember 24th, 2019

As a kid you may have played Operation, but certainly never anything like this nine-foot-tall version from SPOT Technology. This device is not only impressively large, but assists doctors in their surgical pursuits with a CNC gantry setup to pull out obstructions.

In the game, amateur surgeons control the system using a small arcade cabinet next to the patient (Sergio), moving a magnetic gripper with a joystick and buttons. A camera rides along and transmits images to the cabinet, hopefully leading to a clean extraction. If the gripper isn’t aligned correctly, a button on the plunger reports the doctors error, and Sergio’s nose lights up red to indicate a failed surgery. Two Arduino Megas are implemented, one on the CNC playfield itself, another in the cabinet.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY5ZzrXb14M?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]

The project will be on display at the Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire on October 6th if you’d like to see it in person.

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