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I'm helping set up a teambuilding exercise for an event in a couple of weeks and I'm looking for a cheap buzzer system for a quiz bowl-like game. We'll have ten teams of 7-8 people, and I'd like for each team to be able to "buzz" in and notify me/whoever's running the game. If I can't find anything, we'll just do "first team to raise their hand," but I'd like something more elegant.
It needs to be really cheap and/or free. I found this link to a homemade buzzer system, but that seems to only scale to 8 players and would still probably cost too much.
An app or web-based solution would be great. Each team will have plenty of laptops and we'll have wifi. Ideally, we could just have a page where all the teams could access and just click a "buzz" button, which would then let me know what order everyone buzzed in.
There's an iphone/ipad/desktop app that seems to do this, but I haven't been able to try it (it requires 4.2 which I'm not on yet), and the reviews dont inspire me with a lot of confidence that it will work.
Anyone have any ideas for something like this? My Google-fu is turning up lots of physical buzzing systems, but nothing simple and web-based.