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Course: Recreating Pong with Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Scratch

  • Ages 10 - 13
  • Grades 4 - 8
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Course description

Pong is a table tennis-themed video game, which features two-dimensional graphics. First created in the 1970’s, Pong has stood the test of time as it is still popular among game enthusiast. Students will recreate this classic video game; however, in this recreation, students will also program the artificial intelligence built within Player 2.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to use Euler angle math to give the illusion of a bouncy Pong ball
  • Create a local multiplayer game
  • Experiment with variable values to alter the physics of Pong

This course includes:

  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 22 Lessons
  • Access from all devices
  • 4 Quizzes included in lesson plan

No prior experience is required.

List of tools needed:

-Computer with access to the internet.
-Windows-based computer, Mac OS, or Chromebook .
-Basic knowledge of using a computer keyboard and mouse.
-Google Chrome as the web browser https://www.google.com/chrome/
-Scratch account created through https://scratch.mit.edu/

Computer Minimum Requirements:

Officially supported browsers: Desktop
Chrome (63+)
Edge (15+)
Firefox (57+)
Safari (11+)
Internet Explorer is NOT supported.

Mobile Chrome (63+)
Mobile Safari (11+)

Memory Requirements:

Scratch will run in most current web browsers on desktops and laptops. You can view projects on mobile phones, but currently you are not able to create or edit projects on phones.

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