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Video Arcade and Handheld Console

Ages 10-15

  • Ended
  • 270 US dollars
  • Bradford Road

Workshop Description

Use MakeCode Arcade to make your own original retro arcade style games (like Mario Bros. and Zelda!).  You can make platform games, maze games, chaser games and more.  You can create your own backgrounds and characters using the Pixel Art tool or choose from a pre-made gallery. ​ We'll use block coding but will switch the view to JavaScript to see how our games look in typed code.  ​ That's not all!  You'll also make a handheld game controller using a miniature computer called a Raspberry Pi.  You'll design your own  3D printed case and take it home.  You can keep it indefinitely or sell back the Raspberry Pi when you're done as part of our new Gadget Lab Recycling program. ​ ​ Ages:10-15 Screentime rating:  60% Tech Resume Skills: Game design concepts. Coding tools such as conditional statements, recursive loops. Intro to 3D printing.


Cancellation Policy

Gadget Lab is a small business and we cannot offer refunds. If you need to cancel we'll do our best to find another student to fill the slot. If we can find a replacement we'll send a full or pro-rated refund minus a $35 cancellation fee.


Contact Details

  • 9200 Bradford Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901, USA

    (240)472-3968

    Karen@GadgetLab.org