The Final Countdown

Play Ideas

Don't be late!

What you'll need:

  • Dot
Set up Time

5 minutes

Supplies
  • None

Mission:

Need a reminder for a very important appointment? Use Blockly to program Dot to be a timer or clock!

Setup:

  1. How can you program Dot’s eye lights into a timer or clock?

  2. Some ways you can keep the time include Dot’s lights, colors, sounds and events. Plan out the way you’d like to avoid being late!

  3. Use Blockly to program Dot to help keep you on time!

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

  • With 12 lights, can you create a countdown?
  • How might you use Control blocks to create a one minute long countdown?
  • What kinds of sounds and colors can you use to make Dot the most unique clock you’ve ever seen?
  • How might Dot the timer respond to gestures and events?

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+