If you’ve been through school in New Zealand like I have you might recall some of your history lessons – I remember tales of Cap’n Cook, European favoring colonisation stories, and British this and British that. Well what I was taught and what I remember learning is all about to change.
The NZ govt is in the process of updating the NZ histories learning area to better reflect a more contemporary understanding of NZ history.
There are many contributing factors as to why a virus spreads. One of those factors is the human factor – Simply put, the more that people stay at home and keep a safe 2 metre distance from each other the slower the virus can spread in your community.
Makey Makey® is a circuit board that allows you to turn anything into a keyboard. It plugs into your computer and can be safely hooked up to all kinds of things to create interesting and creative ways to interact with your computer. Perfect for making your own game controllers!
Using some aluminium foil and a paper template I printed out, I was able to make a basic game controller!
I really liked the simplicity behind this scratch game, so I tried to make something similar with Gamefroot. Here’s what I came up with: (Click the image to play)
You can use the left, down, and right arrow keys to control where to whack.
Originally I had it so you would use the foil-wrapped stick to hit the foil squares that would activate the keys…
… but then I realized I could hold the foil stick and directly tap the foil tabs with my hand to complete the circuit! Tap-a-duck!