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Football Game

GOAL! Score with SAM! Can you believe you're learning to code by playing a mini game of footy?


Made with SAM's Curious Kit

Photo of the kit


You will need: Scissors, Cardboard, Coloured paper, Glue, Pen, Masking tape, Straws, 2 SAM DC Motors, 1 SAM Button.
  1. Use a green piece of paper as the field, and add the football field details using white paper and masking tape.

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  2. Then, connect 3 straws together to create each goalpost. Attach them to the field.

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  3. Draw half of a football pattern. Cut it out and glue it together.

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  4. Put the two wheels onto the axles of the DC Motors and place them underneath the half football.

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  5. Now you need some players! Draw the outline of the players and cut them out of cardboard so they're strong.

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  6. Open up SAM Space on your phone. Turn the 2 SAM DC Motors and the Button on and drag them onto the canvas. Connect the button to 1 DC Motor and the "Accelerometer" Soft SAM to the other DC Motor.

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  7. Control the direction of the ball by pressing the Button or tilting your phone in the direction you want the motor to go.

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  8. Now game's on! Challenge your mates and add a "Tweet Out" block to share your score afterwards!

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