Quiz Master Circuit

Posted on Oct 4, 2012

Up to eight players each have their own answer button to press, corresponding to the four Red Team and four Green Team LEDs on the master control board. As soon as the first contestant who thinks that he knows the answer presses the button, a loud tone sounds, all other contestants are locked out, and the contestant`s indicator LED lights on the control board so that it`s obvious who buzzed in first. The control board also features two selectable time out periodseach adjustable from 3 to 15 seconds, setting specified time intervals in which the player must answer before the time`s up! tone sounds. Eight SCRs form the heart of the circuit. The anode of each SCR has a positive (+) bias on it by way of an LED and a negative (-) bias on cach cathode.

Quiz Master Circuit
Click here to download the full size of the above Circuit.

As soon as a contestant depresses his or her switch button (S4 through Sll), a positive bias is applied to the respective SCR gate. That bias latches the contestant`s SCR on, which in turn lights up the appropriate LED on the master control board. At the same time, the activity of the SCR latching on turns on the answer buzzer (BZ) and locks out all other contestants. The lockout occurs because relay K2 contacts operate to remove the availability of a bias voltage to the gate of the other SCRs. The other circuitry consists of a timer circuit and a time`s-up tone-generating circuit. The timer circuit consists of transistor Ql, capacitor CI, resistors Rl through R3, and trimmer resistors PI and P2, Depending on the adjustment of the trimmer resistors and selection switch S3, a specific time period can be set. The lime`s-up tone-generating circuit is made up of IC1, transistors Q2 and Q3, and the associated resistors and capacitors. The on time of the tone can be set by P3. Relay Kl, which is operated by the timer circuit, serves to reset the entire unit for the next question.

Leave Comment

characters left:

Related Circuits

  • New Circuits



    Popular Circuits

    Nocturnal Animals Whisker
    Mono to stereo audio generator
    Musical Envelope Generator And Modulator
    Dual 8051S Execute In Lock-Step
    1750M Transverter Circuit
    Double IC For Circuit an Infrared Toy Car Motor Controller
    40 segment led s meter
    ESR & Low Resistance Test Meter
    Railroad Signal Driver
    2x16 LCD and 4x4 keypad example
    Application circuit temperature sensor
    Lamp touch switch circuit diagram
    Door alarm circuit with a time of recognition NE555