Coding with Cardboard-Hummingbird
Participants can create whatever their hearts desire with cardboard-cars, robots, Harry Potter. They decide how the want it to move. Their creation can blink or swing. It can move with a voice command or a motion sensor. Then, they attach a servo and lights and code it using drag and drop.
- Hot Glue
- Hummingbird Kits-Two to three teens can work in groups to cut costs.
Time Needed: Minimum-4 hours
- Have participants decide what they are going to make and how they want it to move. For example if they make a car, does the door swing open? Do the headlights blink?
- Have the participants make their creation out of cardboard. This will take about two hours.
- Have the participants attach the LEDs and the servos (the gear that makes something swing).
- Download the offline version of Scratch or Snap. There are video tutorials on the Hummingbird site to help you.
It seems easy but it’s challenging enough to keep your advanced makers engaged.