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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Customizing the Blastoff game

In addition to using your own sound files, you can customize this game in lots of ways to make it unique. You can have more ball traps required to complete the sequence. You can have abort strips at the top and bottom of the frame as well, and you can add strips of wood on the board to act as obstacles. You can fashion the game like a traditional maze with places to visit and places to avoid. Going one step further, you can re-theme the game as a treasure hunt, lock-picking game, or rally game. You could even make the playing surface out of thin translucent acrylic sheet and have concealed lights, flashing or guiding you to the next trap, beneath. However, before you do that, you need to learn how to control lights from the Raspberry Pi, which is the subject of the next chapter.

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