In Term 2, the Year 8 STEM Elective students programmed a video game or musical instrument in Scratch and designed original game controllers using MaKey MaKey, a USB device that lets them replace the computer keyboard with any object that is conductive.

They developed their understanding of conductivity, design, collaboration, creativity, programming, construction and revising their designs as the went along.

We hope to show these games to a younger class, once we’re back at school.

Last year we showed the games and instruments to two Year 1 classes, who loved playing them.

Here we have Ella W and Ashley B’s racing car game and steering wheel. They also made a virtual guitar that played the real guitar sounds that Ella recorded. 

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