Building game show buzzers with a Raspberry Pi


Geekfest at Central Texas College and the Mayborn Science Theater allows people to let their inner geeks out to play. It's a place where superfans of book and movie trivia can run wild, and playing a trivia game against other fans is one way to share the experience. The fact that the technology behind the games is showcased as much as the games themselves makes the event all the more memorable.

Der Autor

Scott Sumner is the Producer/Educator at the Mayborn Science Theater on the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. When he's not flying through the universe or writing the next great tale of the galaxy, he enjoys dabbling with Linux computers and Lionel trains. As a part of his role at the planetarium, Scott is a member of the Geekfest committee that brings a sci-fi convention to central Texas.

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