Morse Thing

Let’s start with a disclaimer: This is a one afternoon project, without a lot of planning, made only from home-available supplies.

As I wrote in the previous article, I organized a night game for K-SCUK 2016 few weeks ago. The message of the game was clear — nothing complicated, just “wow”. To accomplish this task, I wanted a stage with technical gadget. The idea of the Morse Thing was born.

The Morse Thing
The Morse Thing

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Navigation Thing

Let’s start with a disclaimer: This is a 4-day project, without a lot of planning, made only from home-available supplies.

I’ve been helping to hold K-SCUK (a week long outdoor seminar for high school students interested in informatics and biology) for few years now. This year was no exception. I was put in charge of the night game, which was supposed to uncover some information about K-SCUK background story. I decided to go for a simple game with “wow effect” instead of a game with sophisticated rules and deeper message. I wanted a simple and enjoyable experience for the contestants. To accomplish that, we prepared linear route in a forest with several stops featuring a simple task (a cipher for example). This alone wouldn’t be enough to provide a memorable “wow” experience.

The NavigationThing
The NavigationThing

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