Mixing football and computing

Years 5 and 6 have recently taken part in a computer workshop delivered by Gateshead Library. They were given the task of building a penalty shoot out game that would record each goal scored, along with making an audible alert. First, the children programmed the Microbit mini computer using the online box editing software. The Microbit needed to make an audible sound when a goal was scored along with keeping a record of the score. Then, it was the big build. They were given card, tinfoil, wires, Blue Tac and a buzzer. Using these materials, they built their goal and connected it to the Microbit. Finally, it was game time! Each pair had their own penalty shoot out using their Microbit to keep the score. Well done Years 5 and 6!


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