Can you adapt an existing game to make it a focused teaching experience?
Welcome to the Alien Pet Shop! ATP is a game that teachers designers and other professionals the basics of interactive programming. The player is the chief mechanic at a shop that sells very unusual pets. The game guides the player along to handling increasingly complex orders and customizing the wackiest animals for sale in the galaxy!
The Arduino coding session we had today seemed to go pretty well (though I'll let the other folks blog about what it was like on the student end of things.) We got a bunch of things blinking and buzzing, and we covered most of what you need to do to read and write digitally and analog... analogally... analogly... analogalogally... hmm, don't know the word for that. At any rate, it was fun for me.
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