Arcade Game Design

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You will use Scratch and a Hummingbird robotics kit to build your own arcade game. Learn the fundamentals of game design and coding as you use LEDs, motors, and sensors to create a game that lights up and moves.

This Short Course is part of our Game Design Fundamentals Package, a set of nine courses that are perfect for embedding into middle and high school courses or using in summer camps and after-school programs.



Students will be able to…

  • Use Scratch to program a complex set of instructions using the Hummingbird technology
  • Assemble an interconnected set of Hummingbird components to create an arcade game
  • Build a playable robotic arcade game

Total Completion Time

Approximately 18 Hours

Student Work

Here are some examples of the work that students will complete in this course:


Inside Arcade Game Design

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Course Documents

Materials & Games

  • One Hummingbird Duo Base Kit for every 2-3 students
  • Access to Scratch
  • Basic art supplies such as construction paper, markers, colored pencils, scissors, tape, glue, rulers, straws, masking tape, and cardboard

Software and Hardware Specs

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Students will access Scratch 2 here.

You can purchase Hummingbird Duo Base Kits here.


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