Although the stereotype of the video gamer is a lone teenager seated in front of a computer, game play is also a thoroughly social phenomenon. The clearest examples are multiplayer online games where thousands of players are online simultaneously at any given time – participating in virtual worlds with their own economies, political systems, and cultures.
This project gives us a glimpse into the world of video games by teaching you how to assemble, program, and use an RGB Matrix Arcade kit. You’ll learn how to program classic games like Pong, Snake, and other games. Once you’ve completed this project, you’ll learn how to program this controller to video game consoles such as Xbox, Sony Playstation, and Nintendo.
On-demand lessons: A monthly subscription to Thimble includes access to our learning portal which contains step-by-step lessons to help you build your project at your own pace. Lessons contain pre-recorded videos, pictures, and written instruction.
Live classes: A monthly subscription also includes live weekly classes taught by accredited STEM teachers. Classes are twice a week for 60 minutes and are conducted on Zoom. Live classes cover intermediate and advanced material not covered in our on-demand lessons and are a nice way to extend the life of your kit with dozens of hands-on activities . Upon subscribing, you will receive an email with instructions to sign up for live classes.
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