Scratch – Catch The Apples

This is the game we’re going to end up with: You need to open a new scratch project, You need to make these pieces of code as show below. Extensions: Choose your own¬†sprites. Increase¬†the points for edible fruit¬†caught. Reduce¬†the score for anything inedible (like falling spiders!) caught. Comment all of your code (sequence, selection, iteration)

How to make your internet faster – for free!

This project is going to show you how to make your internet faster – completely for free! We’re going to do this by changing your DNS to a faster provider. This also make your internet more private, so it’s a win-win. What’s DNS? A DNS is a server that turns URLs (tec-kids.co.uk) into IP addresses… Continue reading How to make your internet faster – for free!

Parrot Shooting Game

Creating the Parrot Sprite Delete¬†the¬†default¬†sprite¬†(cat¬†figure)¬†(Right-Click¬†ÔɆ¬†Delete) Import¬†the¬†Parrot¬†sprite¬†(Choose¬†new¬†Sprite¬†from¬†file)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Decrease¬†the¬†size¬†of¬†the¬†Parrot¬† Click¬†on¬†Shrink Sprite Click¬†on¬†the¬†Parrot¬†until correct¬†size 2.  Getting the Parrot to move across the screen forever Go¬†to¬†the¬†Scripts¬†section¬†of¬†the¬†Parrot¬†Sprite Add¬†the¬†Script:¬†when¬†¬†clicked: Parrot¬†to¬†move¬†forward¬†10¬†steps¬†forever The parrot will now move to the right until it touches the edge of your screen 3.  Getting the Parrot to bounce back when touching the edge of the screen 1.  Add the if on edge, bounce motion script The parrot now flies in circles, how can we make the parrot move randomly around the screen: In number of steps it moves forward Different angles when touching the edge of the screen Use the Random Scripts… Continue reading Parrot Shooting Game

Shark Tank Game

To begin open a new project on scratch. Shark Tank Game 1) Creating Mr Shark Right click on the Cat Sprite and delete the cat Add the Shark sprite Reduce the size of the shark 2) Moving the Shark up, down, forward, backward Now try to do the same for the Right Arrow key, does the Shark point in the right direction when you click the right arrow? 3) Make sure the Shark appears in the middle of the screen When the Green flag is clicked the Shark should appear in the middle of the screen pointing to theright. What is the right code??? Answer: 4) Make the Shark performing a biting motion Click on Import Add Shark 1‚Äźa Change the Code to enable the shark to switchcostumes (see below) 5) Changing the Background Click on Stage Click on Backgrounds Import the Underwater background Delete the white background 6) Adding Fish Click on Choose new Sprite Add a Fish sprite (you choose) Make the Fish smaller 7) Make the fish move automatically from left to right Click on the Fish Sprite You should know how to make the fish move automatically and bounce off the edge Here is the code if you need help: How can we make sure the fish keeps swimming the right way up all the time? Tip: it is somewhere in the instruction 1! The shark can now easily catch the fish as the fish swims back and forth Instructions: I want the fish to swim from the left edge of the tank to the right The fish needs to start randomly at the left side of the tank When the fish hits the right edge of the tank the fish needs to re‚Äźappear on the left side of the tank ina random position Let‚Äôs try to create the correct code… Continue reading Shark Tank Game

Micro:Bit Games

Intro The game we’re going to make is Split or Steal. It’s a game of cunning and trickery in which the play must decide whether to ‘Split’ the prize or ‘Steal’ from the opponent. How To As always, begin by making a new Micro:Bit Project at Micro:Bit MakeCode. Click on ‘New Project” to open up… Continue reading Micro:Bit Games

Micro:Bit Snowflakes

You‚Äôll Need: Micro:Bit (Preferably more than one) A Mac, PC or Raspberry Pi Open Micro Bit Make Code and make a new project and name it: Christmas Snowflake. Open the Radio menu: Drag a ‚ÄėRadio Set Group‚Äô block into ‚ÄėOn Start‚Äô. Click the 1 on the ‚ÄėRadio Set Group‚Äô block and type 100 in. Now open the… Continue reading Micro:Bit Snowflakes

Christmas Tech

Christmas is here! There are so many projects to try: Micro:Bit Snowflakes To decorate your windows! You’ll Need: Micro:Bit (Preferably more than one) A Mac, PC or Raspberry Pi Open Micro Bit Make Code and make a new project and name it: Christmas Snowflake. Open the Radio menu: Drag a ‘Radio Set Group’ block into… Continue reading Christmas Tech

macOS Big Sur

The Good The All New Control Centre Being able to have one-click control of the system, like on the iPhone, is amazing. You can now easily enable Do Not Disturb, AirDrop and Screen Mirroring straight from the simple Control Centre is easy and simple. All-New Logos The new logos are attempting to look 3D, which… Continue reading macOS Big Sur