Chapter 07 - Create a Game

Chapter 07 - Create a Game

You must take what you've learned so far and create a simple game. There are many different options for things you could do. Feel free to be a bit creative in the execution of your game. I will use this as an assessment to gauge your mastery of some of the standards you've learned thus far. This task should require you to take several ideas and skills developed and put them together in a new way.

Some of the skills you should've mastered so far include:

    • How to turn on and off LEDs
    • How to light different/multiple pins
    • Check variables (If-Else or While)
    • Send data from the Arduino back to Serial Monitor
    • Use Push-Buttons for Digital Input
    • Know when a button was pressed or released
    • Count Button Presses

If you're totally stuck for an idea try one of these:

    • Catch the Light - Several leds and a pushbutton. All the leds are the same except one. The program cycles through the leds one after the other. Your goal is to stop the light when it's on the different led. There are two approaches to this one.
      • Push the button to catch it
      • or hold the button down to let the program run and release the button to catch the light.
    • Reaction Challenge - There is a pushbutton and two LEDs. A red one and a green one. When the program starts the red led is lit. After a short time (10 or so seconds) the red led goes out and the green led lights up for a short time (a second or so) before switching back to the red led. Your goal is to push the button while the green led is lit. If you do the green led stays on.

After creating your game take pictures of it and a video of it in action. Upload the video to YouTube. Create a blog post presenting your game. Your post must include a description of your game, your code, pictures and your video from YouTube must be embedded in your post. When done paste the link to your post in Schoology Assignment 7.1



I successfully created a playable game


My game keeps score


My game allows for multiple turns and included a way to ultimately loose


My game gets harder with multiple successes