Sunday, March 16, 2014

Cardboard Arcade using MaKey MaKey & Scratch

(blog post under construction as of August 2014)



From YouTube:  Published on Apr 9, 2012
I went to buy a doorhandle for my car and met this 9 year old boy who built an elaborate cardboard arcade in his dad's auto parts store. He invited me to play. http://CainesArcade.com
THANK YOU! Over $239,000 has been raised for Caine's Scholarship Fund! We also started the Imagination Foundation non-profit to foster the creativity of kids like Caine around the world (watch "Caine's Arcade 2"). Over 100,000 kids in 50 countries now take part in our annual Global Cardboard Challenge! 
Please share this story and lets foster the creativity of every child:
http://imagination.org
http://cardboardchallenge.com

Recently, inspired by Caine and his arcade, BPC's 7th grade students designed, built, and shared their own cardboard arcade creations.  We were able to add a bit of technology to the challenge, using Scratch for programming and MaKey MaKeys to incorporate some simple circuitry and provide input to the Scratch program.

Here is a snapshot:




Lesson Plan:

Preparation:








Cardboard Arcade Day(s)!:


Other projects with MaKey MaKey (not at our school):

Here's another great project we can't wait to tell you about (not us, but some other young makers)!

http://21stcscience.blogspot.com/2014/08/physical-computing-for-kids.html

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