Build A HandHeld LED “Catch ME” Game

In this online, beginner level, computer science and electronics course students learn about computer components and how they work, all while building a handheld clicker game! This course is designed to be very fun, hands on and non-intimidating. This is an excellent course for homeschool students and anyone who wants to learn fundamental concepts in a hands-on course.

At the end of the course students will have their own “Catch Me” game that they built and get to keep!

Course Overview & Instructor Francie Black

This “Catch Me” Game Build computer science and electronics course is:

  • Online Instructor Led OR Online Self Paced Video (select which session you prefer)
  • Hands-On
  • Project Based (Build a handheld “Chase Me” game!)
  • Two-Hours Long
  • Beginning Level

In this course students will learn about:

  • computer boards
  • computer chips
  • power source/flow
  • data flow
  • leds
  • soldering

Students learn about all of the hardware pieces, how they work together, how to assemble and solder them. Students will get a detailed lesson on soldering and will be soldering components to a computer board.

At the end of the course, if everything is done correctly, each student will have a mini clicker game that they built and can play! Student are very proud of what they have accomplished in class. The clicker game comes with a key ring that is used to hange the game on your backpack, purse, belt buckle, work bag, etc.

Catch Me Game Build Slide Images April 2020

The goals of the course are to:

  • provide an introduction to computer science and electronics
  • demistify how computirezed electronics work
  • build student confidenence 
  • have fun
  • help students gain an interest and understanding of computer science & electronics
  • reward student efforts by having a product that they build, keep and play with

At the end of the course students will have their own “Catch Me” game that they built and get to keep!

Target Audience 

This course is designed for anyone that wants to learn about computer electronics and have fun while learning in a non-intimedating environment. If you are curious, want to get started on a first project, have no experiece or some experience, this is a great class for you.

Any age or grade level is welcome to attend. Students in middle school or lower will likely need parental supervision due to the use of a hot soldering iron.

Prerequisites

  • None

Course Supplies

Students will be mailed a packet with the componets required to build the computerized handheld game. This includes a computer board, chips, leds, battery, battery case, etc.

Students will need to have access to a soldering iron, solder, stand/clip. The soldering iron, solder, stand/clip are not included in the course fee as some people already have this equipment. When you sign up for the course we will send a link to a suggested kit that you can purchase with a soldering iron, etc. If you already own these items, you will not need to purchase them. 

Course Structure / Instructor

This course is held:

  • Online Instructor Led OR Recorded on Video
  • Instructor is Interactive with Students (She’ll answer questions throughout the course)
  • Students can watch or have their video show as well (That is up to the individual).

The instructor is Francie Black. In the course she will walk you through all of the learning material and steps to build your clicker game and answer questions throughout the course. She likes to have fun in class. She will be live on video and students can choose whether or not to display their video. 

Francie has been teaching and presenting computer related topics for many years in corporate america, on a consulting basis and on television. Search her name on YouTube to see a sample of her presentation style.

Guarantee

We have had great success making the clicker game and it is a lot of fun. There are many steps involved to have a successful build and we cannot guarantee that your clicker game will work at the end of class. Each step must be done correctly and parts need to be handled with care. If your project does not work at the end of class we can send you another set of parts for $15.00 that you can build on your own outside of class.

We look forward to having you in class! If you have any questions, feel free to email: francie@homehackercamp.com

Enroll Here

Select which session you would prefer. You will receive an email confirmation and a request for shipping information.

“Catch Me” Clicker Game Build – Online Self Paced

Includes all components + 2 hour online video based course. *Does not include soldering Iron (If you do not own one, we will send you link for suggested soldering kit).

$45.00

“Catch Me” Clicker Game Build – Online Instructor Led, July 27 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020 7:00PM - 9:00PM Includes all components + 2 hour online Instructor Led Course. *Does not include soldering Iron (If you do not own one, we will send you link for suggested soldering kit).

$65.00

Catch Me Game Build Slide Images April 2020

“Catch Me” Clicker Game Build – Online Instructor Led, Oct 19 2020

Monday, Oct 19, 2020 7:00PM - 9:00PM Includes all components + 2 hour online Instructor Led Course. *Does not include soldering Iron (If you do not own one, we will send you link for suggested soldering kit).

$65.00