Candle Fire Resets My Electronics. WAT?! 🔥🕯
Mystery: Lighting a Candle Next To My T-Rex Game Causes It To Reset
Today, Ariella Eliassaf lit a candle next to our In-Real-Life Chrome T-Rex Game, when suddenly she heard a beep indicating that the game was reset. She called me and we managed to reproduce this strange behavior:
We built a real-life version of Chrome’s infamous “No Internet” game, and presented it in the Chrome Dev Summit last year.
The code has been running for months since, without a single problem or unexpected reset. Well, at least until Ariella lit the candle next to it. After reproducing this strange behavior several times, I also tried touching the surface of the game to see if it got hot — but it didn’t even feel warm.
As you can see in the video, this happens less than one second after we light the fire — and the fire is not even close to the electronics, as you can see in the diagram below:
Why this happens is still a mystery for us, so we would love to hear your ideas. Looking forward to reading your comments!