Intergalactic Garden
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Intergalactic Garden

What unexpected non-carbon-based lifeforms can you create?

Last week's cosmic picnic in zero gravity now gets transported to a setting that's limited only by your imagination.

  1. Read PLIX's activity writeup for Scratch+micro:bit
  2. Get started on a crazy interactive plant to add to our imaginary intergalactic garden.
  3. Join us for Thursday's Make & Meet at 3pm Eastern time (UTC-4) to work on and/or share your project.
  4. Post a picture to the PLIX Forum and/or share your project in our Scratch studio.

Materials you'll need for this week's activity

While the activity as we have created it requires a micro:bit, you can create an interactive Scratch project without one. At a minimum, make sure you have a Scratch account installed and ready to go for the Make'n'Meet.

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Note: Next week's Paper Circuits activity uses uncommon materials you'll want to order now to make sure you have your materials in time.

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Scratch account Scratch was designed to be an open environment and community for learning to code. If you're new to it, set up your account before our Week 2 Make & Meet. Get your account at scratch.mit.edu. Free.

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We hope you had a chance to get a micro:bit.

If you don't have a micro:bit, you can use Scratch's video sensing feature or keyboard input to make your project interactive.

If you find a source that sells the "micro:bit go kit", these three other components are included:

  • AAA or AA battery pack to power micro:bit
  • AAA or AA batteries
  • cable to connect micro:bit

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