Learn to Use the GoGo Board with MadLibs

MadLibsWhen: October 16
Where: Room 308 – CERAS Building, Stanford
Who: Members of the Stanford Transformative Learning Technologies Lab

What: Learn about the GoGo Board robotic platform in this hands-on workshop. We will be learning to build and program electronics with the GoGo Board using a short, easy-to-implement activity based on MadLibs. MadLibs is a fill-in-the-blank word game where one player prompts others for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story, before reading the – often comical or nonsensical – story aloud. In our version of the game, blanks can be filled with words, sensors, or actuators.

The GoGo Board is a programmable device that is designed for sensor-based and control projects. It is suited for building robots, data loggers, and devices for human-computer interaction. Workshop participants will quickly see results due to the GoGo Board’s modular design and block-based programming language.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Introduction to the GoGo Board (15 minutes)
  • MadLib activity in groups (15 minutes)
  • Making your story come alive with the GoGo Board (70 minutes)