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Hour of Code Challenge: Day 4: Code an Instrument

December 06, 2018

Happy Computer Science Education Week! We've been having a great week seeing so many teachers introducing students to coding. We thought we'd share one of our favorite challenges today.

Everybody loves a good banana piano, but what about coding your very own musical instrument?

This is by far one of the most popular things to do with our Classic Makey Makey Invention Kit!

You can always plug and play a piano, but today's challenge is to code your own!

It is super simple to code an instrument in Scratch!

Here are three ideas to inspire you and your students:

 Create Your own Cardboard Guitar by Colleen Graves  (Inspired by Many!)

Creating Musical Instruments by Kyle Kitchen

Remix a Scratch project and hack this Box Accordion by Josh Burker

If your students aren't quite ready for Scratch, this is a great coding concept project where students code a pattern and have their friends play the code they created with our apps. This Labz guide comes from one of our newest Makey Makey Ambassadors, Laura Collins!

 Code a Musical Pattern by Laura Collins

Tomorrow we will share our last coding challenge for the week!

Miss the Other Hour of Code Challenges?

Day One: Create a one button game

Day Two: Code a Robot's Speech

Day Three: Makey a Maze

Wanna Go Beyond Hour of Code?

Make sure to sign up for our Beyond Hour of Code webinar with Brian Aspinall next week!

Here are the details:

When: Dec 11, 2018 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: Beyond Hour of Code with Brian Aspinall 

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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