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Makey Makey Sphero Golf

Details

Space: 
inside
Time: 
4-5 hours
Subject: 
English
Math
Science
Grades: 
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
Key Terms: 
Makey Makey
Sphero
coding
Theme
engineer
Design
complete circuit
ground
Materials: 
Makey Makey
chart paper
glue sticks
tape
hot glue guns
hot glue sticks
Spheros

Lesson Overview

Teacher Overview:

Mini golf is a fun thing to play.  Each mini golf hole has a theme and it lets our creativity go wild.  Each group in your class will build a mini golf hole based on a theme.  The golf ball will be a Sphero and it will be controlled by a Makey Makey hooked up to a Chromebook.  When you are finished, students will play each other’s golf holes with their own Makey Makey controller.

Student Summary: 

Your team is going to build a mini golf course hole using chart paper.  Your team will come up with a theme for your hole. Possible themes could be: Space, Roller Coaster, Wind Turbine, Football…  Once you have a plan for your hole, you then need to come up with a plan to build your own prototype controller where you will house your Makey Makey controller that will control the Sphero when you plug your Makey Makey into the Chromebook.  Your team needs to capture your Makey Makey, your Golf Plan, you building the course and you playing the golf hole.

Lesson Phases

Design Plan

Write a sentence about how you make your controller.
Description: 
Create a plan for your mini golf hole. Make sure that includes a theme. Your group also needs to engineer a controller for the Makey Makey to fit into.

Build and Test

Write a sentence about how you play your golf hole.
Description: 
Now it is time to build and test your golf hole and your Makey Makey controller.

Controller

Write a sentence about something you fixed or changed.
Description: 
In this phase the goal is to get the Makey Makey to fit into the controller that you designed.

Play Golf

How much time did it take to put the Sphero in the golf hole to the nearest tenth of a second. Rate this project from 1-10 with 1 being bad and explain why you rated it this way.
Description: 
Now it is time to test everything. Play each others’ golf holes with your Makey Makey controlling the Sphero.

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