Indoor Campfire

Build an indoor Crumble campfire to gather around with your friends or family. What stories will you share? It all started when the door opened with a creeeeeeak…..

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things you will need

The following items from the Discover Computing kit:

  • 1 x Crumble
  • 1 x Battery pack
  • 1 x Sparkle
  • 2 x Red croc leads, 2 x Black croc leads, 1 x Green croc lead
  • 1 x USB cable

A computer with a USB port and the Crumble software installed.

Plus,

  • Orange and yellow tissue paper
  • Small pieces of wood or twigs
1

Connect the Crumble to power

Use one red croc lead and one black croc lead to connect the Crumble to the battery pack.

2

Add the Sparkle

  • Attach one red croc lead, one black croc lead and one green croc lead to the connectors on the right hand side of the Crumble.
  • Attach the croc leads to the connectors on the left hand side of the Sparkle.
3

Connect the Crumble to a computer

Use the USB cable to connect your Crumble circuit to a computer with the Crumble software installed.

4

Code the flames

  • Snap a ‘do forever’ loop to a program start block.
  • Tell the Crumble to set the Sparkle to orange for 100 milliseconds.
  • Repeat for 2 to 3 more colours of your choice.
  • Turn the battery pack ON.
  • Send your code to the Crumble (using the green triangle) to test it out.
5

Build the campfire

  • Unplug the USB cable from the Crumble.
  • Place the Crumble circuit on top of the tissue paper.
  • Make sure the battery pack is on and the Sparkle is pointing upwards.
  • Gather the tissue paper from around the Crumble circuit, creating a package.
  • Place the package where you would like to build your campfire.
  • Arrange the twigs or small pieces of wood around your Crumble fire.
  • You’re now all set to gather your friends or family around for some storytelling.

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