Shockingly fun quiz game

Gather your friends round the living room for a head-to-head quiz game. This one’s not quite as nice as you might think. Get an answer wrong and you’re going to get the Venkman treatment thanks to the stored electricity in a disposable camera flash circuit. [Israel] runs the game questions from a Windows machine, and uses a set of four USB joystick buzzers that let each contestant ring in. They all wear a cuff that houses electrodes for negative-reinforcement upon an incorrect answer. Since every contestant answers each question it won’t be long before you hear the uncomfortable yelp of failure from your guests. This seems a little bit more fair than shocking people for not calming their minds, but the video from that hack is still one of our all-time favorites.

Comments

  1. DeadlyFoez says:

    sweet. I could adapt this for my kids. That will help keep them in line and I wont have to chase them with the taser anymore.

  2. andrew says:

    Go back to psych 101, it’s punishment (technically, positive punishment), not negative reinforcement.

  3. caleb says:

    love these things!

  4. Cinezaster says:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/ElectroFried-electronic-shock-game/
    The shocking feature in games will be a common feature in the future. Every gamer needs to have a shocking device to interface there games

  5. Blue says:

    Noted: Don’t go to Israel’s house on game night.

  6. heh.. what about using the inverter module from an EL backlight? The inverter from a disposable camera is a bit too high frequency.

    also guys, be VERY careful with this as pacemakers and other implantable devices don’t take kindly to applied voltages.

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