A controller was crafted out of aluminum foil for the arrow keys, a little basket to symbolize the shopping cart and a smaller button in the middle as the space bar or a “hit bar.” The up, down, left, right aluminum buttons do different tricks to get a higher score.
Tenny Akihary, Rebecca Reid and Jordan Knuckles were assigned to create a controller for the game “Ninja Miners.”
A ninja travels through the underground mines looking for gems and stars to increase his score.
Students created pipe-cleaner buttons that, after testing, students decided to cover in aluminum foil so that the connection would be easier to press when using your feet. The buttons are shaped corresponding to the game, complete with gems, stars and swords.
“Parking” was the game assigned to Seth Baker, DeAndre’ Kirby, Alex Still and Jake Burkett. The gamer must navigate a small car through strange-sized parking lots without wrecking.
The group’s original game controller idea was to use a gas and brake pedal, made from aluminum foil, and to make a full-size steering wheel.
Instead, students created a miniature version using scrap toy car parts. After some trial-and-error, students created a working game controller that was similar to driving an actual car, only miniature.
This article was written by students of the MCHS Innovation Lab.