Updated: Nov 19
This project evolved from a project designed to introduce students to computation and electronics as tools for personal expression. Originally, the micro:bit was going to be used in this project but with the transition to remote learning and not enough micro:bits to send home with every student, we pivoted. This version encourages students to use materials they have at home and Scratch, a free and easily accessible coding website. Students dream up an imaginary creature, create it using craft materials, and use code to make it interactive and dynamic.
Click here to go to the "quick start" guide for this project
And here to go to the companion educator guide.
This folder houses all of the resources for this project that are linked in the quick start and educator guide.
See also: this activity is highlighted in the "Crafting Digital Characters" section of the Tinkering Studio's "Computational Tinkering" project page.