We created a platformer template that you can use to learn Scratch programming!
We invited local teens to design and create games at a series of workshops in collaboration with the Holyoke Youth Task Force and a series for girls with Girls Inc. of Holyoke. Our workshops empowered teens to create games that address social issues in a positive way, creatively engage with technology, and explore issues important to them. They became creators of culture, instead of just consumers.
This was one section of the physical-digital rube goldberg interface created at NERD Summit 2015 this year. The ball rolls down the ramp eventually triggering a sensor that initiates a virtual ball to begin moving, which eventually triggers a motor to release the next physical ball…
Click the green flag and then use the arrow keys to help the snake eat as many mice as you can. But don’t run into your tail!
Do you know Scratch? Want to learn? Maybe you can remix this game and add a score? Maybe it should say “Game Over!” when you run into your tail? Or have different levels? Maybe the snake will go faster to make it harder?