The final stages of preparation are ending and the website has been updated to reflect this year’s work.
The kids started their work i
n the late summer, when they spent time learning the GameMaker programming language. Some of the kids also learned to mak
e animations with AnimeStudio.
The kids used the month of September to complete a beta version of their project in anticipation of the Mini-Maker Faire Presentation on October 3rd and 4rth. The kids did great and made some new friends! The kids wrote a video game to teach other kids how to move from Bystander to Ally to Stop Bullying. The kids designed t-shirts that integrated a unity hand symbol and used the color pink for anti-bullying. Across Canada, kids wear pink shirts as a statement against bullying. Their research and the game are available on the 2014 First Class Page.
The kids started working on the robot game right after the Mini-Maker Faire. They had some great ideas for their robot this year. Those files will be published after the Vermont Qualifier.