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Girls Learning Code: Game Making & Circuitry

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$30

OUR FIRST WORKSHOP FOR LITTLE GIRLS (6-8)! WHY LEARN ABOUT GAMEMAKING & CIRCUITRY? 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 learners to discuss their favourite games and explore what it would be like to build an off-keyboard controller to play them. 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. Learners will then pair up and use Scratch, a beginner-friendly programming environment, 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!

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