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Computer Science for Innovators/Makers students used their knowledge of Makecode programming to program micro:bits to make different musical sounds. They used their voice and creativity to design a guitar, which they later attached different pieces of hardware to. The combination of the micro:bit, programming, and guitar creates a functional musical instrument.

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Content: The top 3 things I learned from this showcase were:

I learned how to use my creativity skills with my engineering skills, this resulted in the guitar. We also combined our coding skills with the logical strategy of making the guitar appeal to the eye, as well as making it function properly.

Culture: This project relates or connects to my family, background, peers, community or my own personal interests in these ways:

This project connects to us because we like to use our coding abilities to help get to the bottom of why things work and how we can improve something. We chose the colors or patterns for our guitar based on Disney’s movie Monster’s INC’s character Sully. A movie that we equally liked when we were younger.

Metacognition: In reflection, one thing that I would have done differently during my journey with this showcase is:

I don’t really think that we would have changed anything, maybe if more time had been provided we could have colored the guitar with greater detail and quality.

Social/Emotional: One thing I am most proud of by completing this showcase is:

We are most proud of ourselves based on our creativity and communication with one another. Communication is key and if there is none you simply can’t complete a group project or any project for that matter. Overall, we had a delightful time constructing this project and working with each other.

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