Simon Says Assembly Guide
Resources and Going Further
Wrapping It All Up
I hope this has been a fun learning adventure. Soldering is a much easier than it may seem, and can be a useful tool for many trades and hobbies. If you still feel like you need some more help you can check out the video below. It goes over the same steps as are mentioned here, however, sometimes seeing someone else do it is easier than trying to explain it.
Bootloader Note: Reprogramming the ATmega328P Microcontroller w/ Arduino!
Now that you've successfully got your Simon Says up and running, it's time to incorporate it into your own project!
This ATmega328P comes pre-programmed with the Simon code as well as the STK500 serial bootloader. This serial bootloader will allow you to re-program the Simon game using the Arduino IDE. Selecting the "LilyPad Arduino w/ ATMega328" bootloader that was burned to the Atmega328P chip allows the Simon to be re-programmed to do many different things! You can write code to change your Simon into a new unique project. Try browsing our GitHub repository containing the default example code and additional examples:
Parts to Upload Code
To upload new code to the board, we require additional components that are not included in the kit.
To learn how to use the Simon Says with the Arduino IDE, we have a few tutorials. To get started, it is recommended to start with this tutorial:
Simon Says Experiments
October 21, 2010
For more information, check out the resources below:
- Schematic (PDF)
- Eagle Files (ZIP)
- Soldering Tutorial
- Simon Says Assembly Instructions (PDF)
- Building the Simon PTH Kit Demo Video
- Bootloader Note (PDF)
- Prototyping Simon Says on a BreadBoard w/ the Sparkfun SIK V3.3 for Arduino
- Simon Says Default Code (ZIP)
- Simon Says GitHub Repository - (Design Files & Example Code)
Need some inspiration for your next project? Check out some of these related tutorials:
Simon Splosion Wireless
Simon Tilts Assembly Guide
If you still have any questions or comments, please leave them below in the comments section. Happy soldering!