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MAKE: Code your own handheld videogame

MAKE: Code your own handheld videogame

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Date:
April 6
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-code-your-own-handheld-videogame-tickets-770964645007

Venue

Lacey MakerSpace
Baran Drive Southeast
Lacey, WA 98503 United States
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Phone
360-339-4205
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Join us at MAKE: Code your own handheld videogame and unleash your creativity in crafting your very own gaming experience!

Interested in video game development? Or just curious about how coding works? This is the class for you!

Learn Arduino Coding through game design by creating your own video game. During this 6 hour class split over two Saturdays, we will learn the basics of Arduino (C++) programming while writing games for a credit card sized system. We will work with variables, read inputs from buttons, and draw graphics on the screen. Other games can also be downloaded onto the handheld console. Over 200 games are available for free created by members of the community.
Class fee includes 6 hours of class instruction along with a handheld game, Arduboy ($60 value) to take home.

NOTE: This is a two-day class over two weekends, 4/6 and 4/13, 9am-12pm each day. Your ticket purchase covers both days. Ticket includes all electronics and parts to complete one project.

Day 1:

• Install Libraries

• Install Board Drivers

• Upload files to Board

• Simple Screen Functions & Making maps and sprites

• Data types and variables

Day 2:

• Program control (if/else) & Loops (for/while)

• Game Design and Programming Walk Throughs

Please bring your own laptop computer for both days. Windows recommended.

Attendees should download 1.8.19 (not RC 2.0) software ahead of time from: https://www.arduino.cc/en/software

Click the option in “Download options” that matches your computer. Then click “Just Download”, there is no fee for this software.

Didn’t quite finish and you need more time to complete your project? Attendees have free access to the shop in between classes as well as up to 1 week after the last class.

Link to project: https://www.arduboy.com/

**Closed toe shoes are required. Ages 12 and up can attend. Attendees under the age of 18 must have a guardian present at all times.

* Waivers must be signed before class. Can be done in person or online here

Class refund policy:

– 7 calendar days or more before the class start date: Refunds will be given, minus a 10% service fee (Eventbrite fees non-refundable)

– 6 calendar days to 2 days before class start date: Refunds, minus a 10% service fee, will be issued in the form of a credit voucher to be applied to a future offering within 1-year of the issue date.

– No refunds issued within 48 hours of any class offering.