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For this school project the brief was to design casing for an electronic object. The intent was to have us re-use existing internal electronics from another product, but we were also given the option to start from scratch and wire it ourselves. I had gotten the idea to create a wireless telegraph as a toy that could be used to augment team stealth games like capture the flag or paintball because I thought it would be interesting and I have always loved antiquated technology. In order to do this I had to teach myself how to wire and code for an Arduino, which I had never used before. Getting the Arduino to function as a telegraph was fairly easy, the tricky part was figuring out how to make it transmit wirelessly. After a lot of trial and error I finally managed to make it work by hacking a pair of wireless headphones.