Virtual Camp: Nintendo Edition with Take-Home Arduino Gaming

Grades: 4th – 6th

Course Description:

In the class, students will create their own handheld video games inspired by Nintendo classics, such as Super Mario Bros. and Zelda. The Arduino-powered handheld gaming devices allow students to take their custom-coded creations anywhere. Using visual-based programming that makes coding simple and easy to understand for those new to programming, students will explore coding concepts such as functions, variables, and conditional statements as they design their own elaborate games.  Students will develop problem-solving skills, learn to program, and gain knowledge of game design in this fun and engaging class.   Each student will keep their individual handheld Arduino gaming device at the end of the class. Grow from being a gamer to a creator!

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