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8. Wrap-up: Fitness Gadget Commercial

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In this activity, you got a chance to create a cool commercial around your favorite fitness gadget.

This allowed you to express your gadgets features and why so many people should buy one.

We used androids to create this project from the androidify website.

One of the cool things about Scratch is that you can download images from different places or websites into your project to personalize it, then you can upload them into your project.

Feel free to try this out in your spare time by adding your own androids to this project.

You can always get to see us first in Scratch from any computer that has an internet connection, so feel free to do so if you can.

You also learned about modularization.

Computer scientists use modularization to make their code more readable and easier to work with.

Working on a program with other computer scientist, modularization lets others code on the same project without one team's work affecting the others.

Scratch users like you often use modularization to create programs that other Scratch users can add to.

For example, in this project each dancer was added by a different Scratch user.

You can find lots of studios by typing add studio into the search bar and seeing what comes up.

Little Bits are small electronic modules that can snap together to form awesome things.

(upbeat digital music)

As we're growing up, we're usually taught that there's a very distinct separation between fields.

Design, art, engineering, business.

And sometimes you may not know what you want to do or sometimes you want to do all of them.

I am Ayah Bdeir.

I'm the founder and CEO of Little Bits.

I'm an engineer and an interactive artist.

We are at Little Bits headquarters in New York City where we are designing electronic building blocks for everybody to be able to invent with.

We wanna show you that small things can make very big things happen.

There is a very distinct moment where you snap them and you realize that was all you and it's magical and suddenly a world opens up to you and these ideas start rushing into your head.

(hands clapping)

Watch how Reggie Watts uses the Little Bits modules to create a cool synthesizer in this video.

(funky digital music)

♪ Snap 'em together ♪ ♪ Snap 'em together ♪ ♪ Snap 'em together ♪ ♪ Make your own thing ♪ (beat boxing)

♪ Wave your hands ♪ ♪ Wave your hands ♪ ♪ Stomp your feet ♪ ♪ Wave your hands ♪ Today's activity was pretty challenging and you probably had to try a few times to get your code to work.

That's okay.

Michael Jordan, a champion among champions certainly knows a bit about working through challenges.

Jordan's basketball career with the Chicago Bulls was the epitome of performance.

He won six NBA titles, gold medals in the Olympics, scoring titles, steals titles, MVP awards, and played an epic playoff game where he scored 38 points even though he was dehydrated and had a stomach virus.

Jordan never stopped working hard and he said, "I've failed over and over and over again "in my life and that is why I succeed."

Computer scientists, programmers, and everyone including MJ, will have to fail in order to achieve success.

So keep pushing yourself and persevering everyday.

See ya next time.

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  • "littleBits Synth Kit in collaboration with KORG" by littleBits (https://vimeo.com/78385872) -- Licensed by Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode) -- Video trimmed to needed length, audio removed
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