Friday, October 8, 2010

Failing Buzzer — Ack!

The buzzer failed. Yes, building a working hidden buzzer is more difficult than it looks. Nikita and Zack's buzzer worked well and earlier on in our Hillwood Herald blog session, but the rest of us could not get our buzzers to work. The question now is, Why?

The tape? The batteries or the alarm? Too much aluminum or not enough. We're not sure, and we did compare our alarm set up to that of Nikita and Zack's. They looked pretty much the same, but clearly they did not work the same. Jay will be discussing the project with his dad for advice, and next Friday, we will try again.

1 comment:

  1. Hey guys, it's always tough when you work on a project and it doesn't work. I love that you're thinking through the problem and trying to troubleshoot. Troubleshooting is a common exercise Adam and I use all the time. In fact, for the tv show, we constantly troubleshoot behind the scenes to make sure the cameras can get a good result. It only leads to success.

    Keep up the great work and we'll talk to you on Friday.

    Judy and Adam