You’ve probably played Operation, the game where you’re a doctor armed with a pair of tweezers, trying to fix a patient with a big red nose.
The goal of the game is to remove things like bones out of small openings without touching the edge of the opening. Like most things, it’s much more fun when you make your own!
Using an LED, a buzzer and other materials you can make your own operation game to play with your friends and family. This is a great way to learn about parallel circuits. In a parallel circuit, each component has its own branch from the power source. If one piece breaks, the other one keeps on working. For this game, there are two branches: one for the buzzer, one for the LED.
Note! The electronic parts for the Operation Game come in our STEAM Programs.
Grab these materials and make your own version of Operation:
Time: 45 mins
Materials and Tools:
- 1 battery holder
- 1 3V buzzer
- 1 LED
- Aluminum foil
- 2 AA batteries
- 2 alligator clip cables
- 1 box (a gift box, cereal box, or shoe box lid is good!)
- Small things to pick up (gummy bears, Play-Doh balls, Tic-Tacs, etc.)
- Scissors *ask a parent!*
- Stuff to draw with (colored pencils, crayons, etc.)
- Robot template (optional)
Download our step-by-step instructions to make your game.
Share your creations using #kithub on your favorite social media apps.