Published on August 2, 2016
Start by creating the Computer Companion, a character that pops up from behind your computer and says things whenever it hears a sound. Use Scratch to program your character’s voice and customize the interaction. Could you use your character to prank a friend, protect your computer, or make someone laugh?
Duration: 60 minutes (minimum)
Servo: When it’s in TURN mode, the position of the servo is determined by the incoming signal. When there is no signal, the servo is all the way to the left. If the incoming signal is at full power, the servo arm is all the way to the right.
MOVE THE BITS. Can you block someone from using your computer by changing the location of the servo so that it covers up the keyboard or screen when sound is sensed?
MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS. Make the sound trigger as sensitive as possible without the servo automatically triggering. Can you prank someone using your computer with your setup?
CREATE A CHARACTER. Build a new character and program a story in Scratch.