We took our Micro:bit games a little further today. Working on Game Over animation (we had Y-M-C-A, dancing and dying) and code for losing lives as opposed to counting touches.
The Class also started to think about designing games using the same ideas.
We decorated our “Tree of Gratitude” with some micro:bit bobbles. We programmed them to animate when receiving a signal from another micro:bit!
We have been working on out Micro:bit guitar project.
We started by Hacking our headphones to work with the micro:bits Microbit Guitars
We made guitars with our artist skills and programmed the micro:bits to react to light and acceleration to make ‘Music”
Micro:bit guitars part 2
We then make Robot masks, and video or still image backgrounds for our performance.
We videoed ourselves playing our guitars in from of the green screen and used iMovie to add these to our background Movies.
We h ave been working with our micro:bit guitars. We now control them with light and acceleration, the light controls the tone and the tempo is controlled by the acceleration.
To play the micro:bits you need to move it and control the light by waving you hand over it or putting near a light source.
Today we added two bits of tin foil on our guitars, and we will use this in the nearer future to turn it off or on.
The Biggies have been using their coding and craft skills to build electric microbic guitars.
They had to learn to hack their headphones, make a guitar and code the microbits to play music controlled by light.
There is more to do, but we though it was worth sharing now!
Putting it all together
Zara made a video showing all of our micro:bit Christmas projects.
And here is another video from 2 primary 4s.
Remember you can see all of the
microbit christmas videos too
The Biggies have been working hard designing models with microbits for Christmas.
While doing this we identified learning including Team Work, Coding, Building (measuring, painting, cutting etc.), Designing, Planning and Problem Solving! We also used Clips to make these videos. More are in the pipeline and will be added to the playlist when they are ready.
The Banton Biggies have been learning to program some microbits.