Ever wonder what it would be like to high five someone to play Flappy Bird? Or press bananas to play Pacman?
At this workshop, the sky’s the limit! This experience allows kids to discuss their favourite games and explore what it would be like to build an off-keyboard controller to play them. Each Gamemaking with Scratch & Makey Makey workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create a new game every time!
Together, we’ll learn all about basic circuitry through the use of a Makey Makey, an invention kit that allows anyone to build physical circuits through a micro controller, a set of alligator clips, and anything that is conductive. We’ll connect things like aluminum foil, Play-Doh, and fruit to our computers and test out how these objects can act as an extension of our keyboard.
Kids will then pair up and use Scratch, a beginner-friendly programming environment for game design, to build their very own game. Then, they’ll explore how they can take their game off the keyboard and create game controllers that players can use for a more interactive and challenging experience!
What is Kids Learning Code?
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code in 2012, Kids Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology, while leveraging team diversity.
We're a Canada-wide community driven not-for-profit working to empower women and youth to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way.
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