XCEL 5th and 6th graders read the book Doll-E 2.0. They designed and built characters out of "spare parts" or scraps. The goal was to create a character that would talk when a button was pressed - similar to some children's toys. The students programmed their character's speech database using Scratch, a free coding program, geared for students aged 6-16. Then, they hooked their characters up to the computer using a Makey Makey circuit with alligator clips and tinfoil. The following photos and videos show the student's creations. It was so fun to watch the students ideas become reality. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and the closure of school, the students were not able to complete all the projects or share them with the younger grades.
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