By: Adeola Adeniyi, Sonia Omwenga, Xavier Pizarro
A big problem in today’s generation is that not enough people are active about recycling. Pollution has become one of the biggest global killers effecting over 100 million people in the world. The reason for pollution is because we tend to waste our natural resources and are polluting the earth by littering, ignoring the need to recycle and reuse, and doing harmful things like dumping toxic waste into the ocean. Each year that we go on living the earth is dying.
Issue Being Solved
With this video game we are making more people aware of pollution.By targeting a group of children at an early age, we hope to make an impact with this game by getting out information about what recycling can do for the world, and how ignoring it will only make it worse. Educating kids about recycling gives hope for the future of the world and can hopefully make an impact on what kids decide to do with their waste.
This is video game designed to teach children and spread awareness about recycling and renewable energy. The game consists of a few mini games that all help the player to learn a little bit more about a certain topic. We plan to load Scratch and the game files onto a raspberry pi. Then using the MaKey MaKey and arcade style buttons attached to it people will be able to play our game. We plan to laser cut Acrylic using the laser cutter in the fab lab and put together a mini arcade machine.
- Raspberry Pi
- LED or LCD display
- MaKey MaKey
- Alligator clips
- USB Cables
- Arcade Style buttons
When we first started this project we were going to build a board game around the same idea of recycling but, after some research and advice we came to realize that board games aren’t exactly a modern approach to what we’re trying to achieve. Therefore, we decided that if we want kids to benefit from our project we need a way to reel them into using it! And what better way than to create a video game? A lot of children nowadays play video games all the time. The fact that we started off with the board is heavily reflected on our first prototype that you see above.
Key Design Questions:
- why do kids need to know about recycling?
- what will people learn from this game?
- how will children benefit from playing a game?
- can older people like adults use this game?
- how will this game spread awareness of alternative energy?
- will this game attract kids?
- why isn’t this a board game?
- why would a child choose to play this game?
- will this game be able to be used by many people?
- what is your goal?
- ^ Mini Tetris arcade machine
- ^Basic Scratch Game
- ^ Cardboard Bar Top Arcade Game Console
- Childrens Video Game
- Popular Green Video Games
- Renewable Energy