Rock Paper Scissors

Make the Rock-Paper-Scissors game on your micro:bit and challenge your friends. Duration: ~20 minutes.

Materials

Activities

Setting

STEP 1 - CUT THE PIECES OF TAPE
Cut 2 Pieces of Duct Tape about 9-10 inches long. Press the sticky sides together to form one piece of tape (this is tricky!). This makes the band of your wrist cuff.
STEP 2 - ATTACH THE MICRO:BIT AND BATTERY PACK
Mount the micro:bit in the center of your wrist cuff band by looping a piece of duct tape around in a circle. Attach the battery pack to the micro:bit and tape it on the wrist cuff band on the opposite side from the micro:bit.
STEP 3 - ADD THE WRIST FASTENERS THE MICRO:BIT
Attach Velcro tabs at the ends of the wrist cuff as fasteners. You may need to try it on your wrist to adjust the size.
STEP 4 - DECORATE IT!
Decorate the wrist cuff with stickers, glitter, markers, etc.

Code

STEP 1
We want the micro:bit to choose rock, paper, or scissors when you shake it. Place a on shakeblock so when you shake the micro:bit, it will run part of a program.
STEP 2
Add a tool variable to store a random number computed with pick random. When you shake the micro:bit, it should pick a random number from 0 to 2 and store it in the variable tool. (This variable is named tool because rock, paper, and scissors are the tools you use to challenge your friends!) In a later step, each of the possible numbers (0, 1, or 2) is matched to its own picture. The picture is shown on the LEDs when its number is picked.
STEP 3
Place an if block under the pick random and check whether tool is equal to 0.
STEP 4
In the if block, place a show leds block that shows a picture of a piece of paper.
STEP 5
Add an else if block to the if block and check whether tool is equal to 1. Click on the gearwheel icon to open up the if editor; then drag and drop an else if block in the ifeditor.
STEP 6
Place a show leds block under the else if and draw a rock image on the screen.
STEP 7
Add a show leds block with a picture of scissors to the else part. You don’t need to check if tool is 2 because 2 is the only number left out of 01, and 2. That’s why you can use an else instead of an else if. Link of the whole program: https://makecode.microbit.org/_3kHLRkXR85s2