Adafruit’s New Steven Universe MakeCode Electronics Project Guide

Adafruit's New Steven Universe MakeCode Electronics Project Guide

Adafruit’s New Steven Universe MakeCode Electronics Project Guide

Online electronics education/electronic components supplier – Adafruit has added a new Steven Universe themed electronics project guide onto their website. Cartoon Network announced their partnership with Adafruit and Microsoft last month which build upon Cartoon Network’s ongoing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) initiative. The projects help to inspire kids to get creative and also to learn the principles of computer coding by constructing items inspired by Cartoon Network’s shows using paper or card and small electronic components, including Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Express micro-controller device and also with the use of Microsoft’s MakeCode coding development tool.

The new Steven Universe themed projects include a light-up Rose Quartz shield that makes a sound when hit, Garnet’s gauntlets that creates light and sound effects when punching, fusion gems with use of LED lights (for example Ruby and Sapphire transforming into Garnet) and also Pearl’s spear which features motion detection and lighting effects. More Steven Universe projects will be added in the near future.

https://blog.adafruit.com/2019/02/19/new-guide-getting-started-with-steven-universe-stevenuniverse-cartoonnetwork-msmakecode-adafruit/

http://www.createwithcn.com/

More information about Cartoon Network’s partnership with Adafruit and Microsoft regarding educational electronics projects on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2019/01/cartoon-network-usa-teams-up-with-adafruit-and-microsofts-makecode-for-educational-cartoon-character-themed-electronic-projects/

Cartoon Network USA Teams Up With Adafruit And Microsoft’s MakeCode For Educational Cartoon Character Themed Electronic Projects

Cartoon Network USA Teams Up With Adafruit And Microsoft's MakeCode For Educational Cartoon Character Themed Electronic Projects

Cartoon Network USA Teams Up With Adafruit And Microsoft’s MakeCode For Educational Cartoon Character Themed Electronic Projects

Cartoon Network USA has teamed up with Microsoft’s computer coding programming environment – MakeCode and online electronics education/electronic components supplier – Adafruit for a series of Cartoon Network themed projects to help inspire young people to code and to create and construct their own electronic projects using paper or card and small electronic components. The partnership with Microsoft and Adafruit is Cartoon Network’s latest development for its ongoing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) initiative.

Projects include an electronic version of Ice King’s and Princess Bubblegum’s crown from Adventure Time, which have light and sound effects. Kids can also create their own version of Darwin from The Amazing World of Gumball which lights up and makes sounds when you shake him. There’s a glow-in-the-dark sign activity, a Finn cup lamp activity, a Jake “Hot Potato/Dog” game, a BMO music box activity that plays different sounds at a different tempo when moved and an activity based on the Enchiridion book from Adventure Time where players have to collect all the gems.

All project instructions require Adafruit Circuit Playground Express micro-controller device, Microsoft’s MakeCode coding development tool (either in the web browser or the Windows 10 app) and also some imagination and inspiration too.

Jill King, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Cartoon Network USA also commented on the technology learning partnership with Adafruit and Microsoft, she said:

“This generation of kids is the most diverse, mobile generation ever. They immerse themselves in content, not just as consumers, but as creators, We see this partnership as bringing best-in-class offerings together to inspire kids. With software from Microsoft, hardware from Adafruit, and characters that kids love from Cartoon Network, we hope to fuel their creative confidence, self-expression, and curiosity.”

All Cartoon Network Adafruit/MakeCode project documentation can be viewed on the link below:

https://makecode.adafruit.com/projects/cartoon-network

MakeCode Coding Environment for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (Web Browser):

https://makecode.adafruit.com/

MakeCode Coding Environment for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (Windows 10 app):

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/makecode-for-adafruit/9pgzhwsk0pgd?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-cartoon-network-microsoft-adafruit-coding-20190107-story.html

Cartoon Network Philippines’ Computer Programming Learning Initiative Code The Future Returns With Code The Future 2.0

Cartoon Network Philippines' Computer Programming Learning Initiative Code The Future Returns With Code The Future 2.0

Cartoon Network Philippines’ Computer Programming Learning Initiative Code The Future Returns With Code The Future 2.0

Cartoon Network Philippines’ computer programming learning initiative – Code The Future has returned for 2018/2019 after a successful launch in July 2017. The updated edition of initiative – Code The Future 2.0 will continue to educate children about the basic knowledge of computer coding and also to help improve their analytical, problem solving and creative skills.

The initiative is organised in partnership with SMILE Group – a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education company based in the Philippines. With the use of Cartoon Network’s graphical content from animated shows such as OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, and We Bare Bears, kids will have more fun when learning the basics of coding. Code The Future 2.0 will be aimed at kids aged between 8 and 10 years old and will be rolled out across ten schools in the Metro Manila area. Code The Future 2.0 uses the child friendly programming language – Scratch. Scratch is a globally recognised easy-to-learn programming language taught in schools all over the world.

In a statement regarding the continuing Code The Future initiative, Turner Philippines country manager – Jia Salindong-Du said: “Having fun in an immersive and interactive way is an effective tool in learning a new skill. Learning the basics of coding and computer programming is a skill that young Filipinos must learn in order to cope and meet the demands of the future. With the integration of Cartoon Network characters, we’re making coding fun, cool and easier for kids to understand!”

For more information about Code the Future 2.0 visit www.facebook.com/CartoonNetworkAsia or the Cartoon Network Philippines television channel on Cignal Digital TV Channel 220 (HD), Sky Direct Channel 15 (HD), SkyCable Channel 178 (HD), and Destiny Cable Channel 178 (HD Digital).

About SMILE Group

SMILE Group, whose name stands for “Specializing on Modern Interactive Learning Experiences”, is a group of passionate individuals advocating for STEM and STEAM Education by providing learning experiences that are hands-on and minds-on, contributing to the holistic development of children as young as 4 years old. SMILE Group aims to reach as many individuals in the Philippines as possible with programs like Engineering for Kids, Challenge Island, and the homegrown SMILE programs, which are based on STEM and STEAM Education.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/07/cartoon-network-asia-pacific-launches-computer-programming-learning-initiative/

http://thefanboyseo.com/2018/11/27/code-the-future-with-cartoon-network-is-back/