Heres a review for the hidden electronics place:
http://www.nycresistor.com/2009/09/16/269-electronics/There isn't much information about this place besides this review and what can be inferred from the images. Now that we have a working and smart AI, we need to make a similar program for Arduino that was independent from a computer, and a display for one square for our proof of concept. Since much of the language in Processing is similar for Arduino, I was able to use the same program after deleting the functions (like the draw functions) that could not work in Arduino.
I decided to use a potentiometer to replace the mouse until we have a better way to play. Someone was willing to give a joystick from a old game controller in class (I forgot who it was, comment so I know who to give credit to). Since it uses two potentiometers and a button, we can use it to select a space directly, rather than having to translate numbers to spaces.
For the proof of concept, the idea of cams seems like it would work, although I have some doubts due to its complexity. After building it in Google SketchUp, I feel that solenoids are unambiguously more stable. My dad knows this hidden electronics store in Chinatown somewhere and he is willing to check there for something appropriate.
Images have been posted on a new page under the Arduino section. The experimental section is experimental. Trying to find out what Weebly can do. Nothing interesting there, it would usually be empty.