Intergatchi – NMD 342 Final Project

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Intergatchi – NMD 342 Final Project

http://www.tedaustingatchi.com This was effectively my first website, made in partnership with Theodore Scontras for our final in NMD 342. The course was very directionless, but the final had the one parameter of “make it interactive and challenge yourselves.” So Ted and I, who didn’t know the first thing about hosting a site and weren’t particularly good at coding one to begin with, pursued a rather complex idea to make a communal “pet” for users across the web. Like the¬†Tamagatchi¬†of old, you could affect various stats about the pet, making it visibly...

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Discovery Museum Workshop – NMD 342

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Discovery Museum Workshop – NMD 342

The first major project of NMD 342 was to design an interactive experience for use in a children’s workshop at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor. Together with Theodore Scontras, I created a video game UFO catcher/crane game using the kid-friendly programming environment Scratch along with a simple game controller I made with a joystick and an Arduino. Our project presented kids at the museum with a “broken video game”, and we need their help to fix it. After briefly explaining how game’s are made with code, we walked them through the various “problems”...

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