The carnival comes to town and with that some of the most spectacular rides. Covered with colourful light and with a roaring engine the Lightning Bolts invite our little adventurer to participate in the bumper race.

First he needs to built a bumper car and then insert the Bolt engine.

The cherry on top is that he can code his own colors on the display of the car.

Let the fun begin!

Swift Playgrounds helps to code robots like Sphero.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

First we need to build a bumper car with some soft materials. The easiest fabrics I could find were gummy rings. Then I attached a flag pole and a little flag to it.

Next insert the Sphero Bolt into the car.

Now the coding part comes to play, so go ahead and open Swift Playgrounds.

Tap on See All at the lower right hand corner. Scroll to the Sphero section and download the Sphero template.

Next tap on the template in your library to open it.

To connect, hold you robot near your iPad. Make sure Bluetooth is on.

Tap Connect Robot and look for your robot in the list. Tap on it to connect.

Tap on the list icon at the upper left hand corner and select Drive.

Write the code for your bumper car.

When you are ready to give it a spin, just tap on Run My Code.

Observe your result and edit where necessary.

Going Further.

If you had fun, then make sure to grab a ticket for another ride.

This is one of the activities that educators can participate in during The Playground at FETC and TCEA.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Code

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!