SILLY STORIES

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STARTER EXPEDITION KIT

CODE YOUR OWN MADLIBS TO CREATE SOME SILLY STORIES

Beginner

1 hr

Ages 8+

You will need a Starter Kit to do this mission. Get yours here:

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Use the Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller to fill in the spaces of storylines you create yourself in our take on the classic game, Madlibs.
  • Understand how variables can store an input that can be prompted for using the console.

EDUCATOR RESOURCES

  • You can share the mission directly to your Google Classroom after logging into your Google educator account in the top right corner of Piper Make.

Check out our easy assignment template that you can use to ask students to share their work by including pictures of their final circuits and code.

Check out our Python-focused assessment that you can copy and share directly to your Google Classroom.

  • Useful vocabulary terms to use in classroom: microcontroller, input, variable, print, console

TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

No prompts showing up in the console when you hit START?

  • Ensure that the "ask" block is placed, as this block requires the input from the user in the console.

What is a variable?

  • A variable is a value that can change, depending on conditions or on information passed to the program.

FINAL HARDWARE

This mission does not require a build. All you need is your Pico plugged into your computer!

FINAL CODE

This is the final code that is created. Download the embedded PNG and use the CREATIVE mode to import it to a new workspace:

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