Play Flappy Bird – Create your own Flappy Bird

Play flappy birds on pc – Create your own Flappy Bird using Scratch. On February 8, 2014, Nguyen announced on Twitter that the game was to be removed from both Apple’s App Store and Google Play, writing : “I am sorry Flappy Bird users, 22 hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore.” He went on to say that taking down the game has “nothing to do with legal issues”. On February 9, 2014, almost exactly 22 hours after this announcement, the game was removed from both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Following the removal, many media outlets reported that several merchants on eBay were offering phones that had the app pre-installed for up to US$900 or more.

What do the numbers mean?

– Your Current Score

-Your Best Score

– Best Score Ever

Click on the green flag to run scratch then the start button to get new birds, use the space bar to control the Bird. Make your own Flappy Bird game using Scratch.

I thought that it would make a great school project design and make Flappy Birds in Scratch.

I thought that it would make a great school project design and make Flappy Birds in Scratch.

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Making FingerBoards With The John Adams ProDeck Workshop

Introduction to Making Fingerboards – The John Adams ProDeck Workshop

Making FingerBoards With The John Adams ProDeck workshop

Introduction to Making Fingerboards – John Adams ProDeck Workshop

Just so you know, I do not work for John Adams I am a Blogger who believes that The John Adams ProDeck Workshop is an excellent Introduction the Making of Fingerboards  The first fingerboard I saw was on a John Adams advertisement for their ProDeck workshop advertised on TV.  According to Wikipediafingerboard is a working replica of a skateboard that a person “rides” by replicating skateboarding manoeuvres with their hand. It can also be referred to as a finger skate board or even a Tech Deck or a Yellowood, a Motorfingerboard or a Flatface. I think the John Adams ProDeck workshop is fantastic, the whole process is very creative, fun and well worth the money.

Making a fingerboard with the John Adams ProDeck workshop

So is John Adams ProDeck workshop a good way for young children to get into the construction of fingerboards. There are many YouTube channels dedicated to fingerboards some Youtubers look at the construction of the actual fingerboard  and other Youtubers look at the construction of model skate parks. Youtubers describe making fingerboards  Decks in a variety of ways the most popular is:

  • 1mm wood veneers are shaped over a mould one at a time and bonded together building it up layer by layer.
  • The two half’s of the mould are compresses together until the glue sets.
  • The edges of the board are sanded down and finished.
  • Surface treat the Deck

The John Adams ProDeck workshop uses a similar process; in the John Adams ProDeck workshop there are various stations to perform the mayor tasks.

  • In the John Adams ProDeck workshop the top/bottom of the Deck has a pre-cut screen printed graphic. The rest of the deck is built up of pre-cut card laminates bonded together with PVA glue.
  • Using the press in the John Adams ProDeck workshop to mould the deck together is very easy.
  • The electric sander in the John Adams ProDeck workshop gives a good finish to the edges.

My five year old loves it, yes there are some compromises but it is a kid’s toy. So don’t let the finger boards on the John Adams ProDeck workshop get wet. If you stand on them the John Adams ProDeck workshop Decks will break. I think it is fantastic the whole process is very creative and well worth the money.

The Main Components of a fingerboard are:

The parts of a fingerboard are: deck, tape (grip, rip, riptape…), trucks, bushings, king pins, and wheels. Decks are the major component of a board and where, on a standard skateboard, one would stand. There is a wide variety of decks with material ranging from wood to plastic, to paper. Most commonly, decks are made out of wood, as this gives it more “pop” and a more authentic feel. The average deck will have two kicks – a flared end used for leveraging the board – while some old-school models have only one end flared.

The stock trucks on Tech Decks are made of die-cast metal and have two separate axles for the wheels to roll on. The wheels are made out of plastic along with the bushings. Some fingerboarders prefer the feel and performance of decks made from wood. Wooden decks can be made from 3-7 plies of a given veneer; maple, walnut, and mahogany being the most popular.

The wooden boards come in a variety of widths from 26 – 32mm and concave can vary greatly from maker to maker. Some companies offer even more customization options such as the choosing of the plies used to go into the deck, as well as the width/length of the deck.

This is a collection of Images to inspire students in my class who have been given the brief to design and make a Fingerboard. There are many YouTube channels dedicated to fingerboards some Youtubers look at the construction of the actual fingerboard  and other Youtubers look at the construction of skate parks.

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Introduction to Making Fingerboards - John Adams ProDeck Workshop

Introduction to Making Fingerboards – John Adams ProDeck Workshop

 

Introduction to Making Fingerboards - John Adams ProDeck Workshop

Introduction to Making Fingerboards – John Adams ProDeck Workshop

Introduction to Making Fingerboards - John Adams ProDeck Workshop

Introduction to Making Fingerboards – John Adams ProDeck Workshop

 

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How to make your very own Angry Birds characters

What is Angry Birds

The initial version of Angry Birds was released in December 2009. In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playing field. As players advance through the game, new types of birds become available, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player. Angry Birds has been praised for its successful combination of addictive gameplay, comical style, and low price. Its popularity led to versions of Angry Birds being created on many platforms a market for merchandise featuring its characters and even long-term plans for a feature film or television series.

Angry Birds

How make your very own Angry Birds characters

Very simple instructions on how to make your very own Angry Birds characters.  If you make them all you can play the game.  You will need to download and print some the following .pdf files from this link Angry Birds You will need scissors / craft knife, PVA glue and a clothes peg.

Have Fun

Below are more products that have been designed with the Angry Birds theme (Have a look at my Pinterest http://pinterest.com/welshtec/angry-birds/).

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Design Technology Challenge To Design and Make a Buggy

KS3 Buggy Racing

Year 8 pupils are given a Design Technology challenge to design and make a buggy. Each member of the class will then race their buggy against the other class members. The buggy is a simple space frame design constructed from 5mm pine. The wheels are 50mm MDF and it is powered by a 3v electric motor.  Pupils also design the gearbox using worm or spur gears (click here for more information).

This is the video of the buggy racing:

 

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