It applies a concept that seems complicated in a simple way
Time limit should be between 30 and 90 minutes
Making Challenge - Create a Game
“Create a game that makes a sound using the buzzer when a player wins
or loses.” This was the Challenge given to groups of high school students.
They were allowed to use all of the materials in the maker space while
some materials like alligator clips, 9v batteries, piezo buzzers and foil
were placed at a central table. The inclusion of a piezo buzzer required
students to not only assemble a circuit, but create it in a way that made
the circuit activate (complete) upon a game’s win or lose condition. The
students were shown an example of a game that fulfills the Challenge’s
requirements, which assisted in removing some knowledge barriers (i.e.
how to connect a circuit).
During this Challenge students were very engaged; they collaborated
with each other to create the games, and they shared their prototypes
with each other as they were making them. One group of students
created a moveable goalie. Another group worked to make a shoe that
A circuit game created by a group of students. A loud buzz is heard if the
ball goes into the net. The goalie can be controlled by a second player.