About the course
The machines we use every day aren’t magical or made by aliens, they’re just clever bits of metal and plastic that follow a programmed set of commands. We’ll take you through putting different machines together to create a system that consists of an output (the NERF gun), a processor (the Raspberry Pi) and an input that you design and build yourself using the MakeyMakey.
The command interface will be programmed in Scratch, which most students have used at school – providing a familiar and easy-to-use environment for students to create a fun and engaging interface complete with personalised sounds, backgrounds and displays.
Using the MakeyMakey makes creating game controllers a breeze – it utilises one of the Raspberry Pi’s USB ports and an understanding of the basics of electronic circuitry to allow you to build a physical game controller using simple switches that, when closed, represent a keypress on the keyboard.
ALL TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED FOR THIS COURSE.