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Finch Hot Potato

Make a Finch “hot potato” game.

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BEGINNER: Outputs Only

Required Lessons: Buzzer and Sound, LEDs

Your Finch should play a series of increasingly fast and high pitched sounds while flashing its LEDs, followed by one long, low sound and all red LEDs.

The goal of the game is to not be holding the hot potato when the buzzer sounds and the Finch turns red. Whoever is left holding the Hot Potato when the final buzzer sounds is out! Students are eliminated until there is a winner.

ADVANCED: Going Further

Required Lessons: Randomness, Variables

Add the following to the Beginner program:

  • Reset the game using a button or the orientation block.
  • When the game resets, set the length of the game to a randomly determined variable.