Make Your Own Codebug Board Game

Introduction

CodeBug can be used for all manner of fun things, including your own digital dice! You can print out Snakes and Ladders template to complete your game.

You will need
CodeBug CodeBug
Micro USB cable
Computer
Corrugated cardboard
Paper
Scissors
Glue
CR2032 battery

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  • could you make another board game? el guillem és pro @ Nov. 18, 2017, 5:26 p.m.


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Loading the dice

Your CodeBug will act as a dice in your board game. Download this dice project and load it onto your CodeBug or follow the tutorial below to create your own dice.


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  • How do you get the dice to work? Lauren Faulkner @ March 20, 2016, 9:40 p.m.

    • We opened the project, hit remix and it worked. did not y just downloading though. — Lauren Faulkner @ March 20, 2016, 9:46 p.m.


    Download the file tregectory from above and save file in downloads. Then click on the download button(only in Firefox), right-click the file you just downloaded and select"open containing file" and copy and paste the file from Downloads to the Codebug removebale disk drive(this will only work if your Codewbug's top-left light is flashing). The top-right light should be "still" on(or just on). Remove Codebug and put battery in. Then press firmly once on the left button(button-A) and it should run the program. Number of dots verify the move number. Guerinboys @ Dec. 23, 2016, 8:54 p.m.

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Create your game board

Print the template for snakes and ladders and then cut out the counters and the holes for CodeBug to sit in. Draw around these holes with a pencil onto your cardboard and cut it out. Stick the printed paper sheet and the cardboard together.

Insert a battery (CR2032) into your CodeBug and place it into the holes you cut. Test the dice works and invite your friends to play!


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  • I need Ideas for game to make. Cameron Barclay @ May 10, 2016, 12:36 a.m.



    What sort of game do you want to make? A dice based game or something different? You could make a game with some sort of secret message or code Thomas Macpherson-Pope @ May 23, 2016, 7:53 a.m.

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  • couldnt you use an already made game board and use the dice separately? Dysidot @ Dec. 31, 2015, 5:42 p.m.

    • Yes, of course. And the interesting thing about this is, if the choosen game requires a special version of the dice, there is again some programming involved. Just think about a four sided or a twenty sided dice... — Sadi Yigit @ Jan. 23, 2016, 4:59 p.m.


    Yes you could, but if you don't have Snakes and Ladders, then you can just print it out. Thomas Macpherson-Pope @ Jan. 4, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
    • then how do i print it out if there's no template — Code@Bug @ Aug. 7, 2016, 10 p.m.

    • There is a link to the template in this step. This is the link: http://www.codebug.org.uk/assets/extras/codebug-snakes-and-ladders.pdf — Thomas Macpherson-Pope @ Aug. 9, 2016, 8:24 a.m.


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What next?

Try drawing in more ladders and snakes onto your game board to make the game more challenging. Design your own board game with CodeBug and share it with everyone :)


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  • no Jack Carter @ Jan. 12, 2016, 11:11 a.m.


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  • hi david bae Jack Carter @ Jan. 12, 2016, 11:12 a.m.


    hahah talisha luxford @ July 27, 2017, 4:44 a.m.

    You do this — Tigerman @ April 27, 2016, 5:04 a.m.

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  • How to share a own designed board? Can I load it up to a CodeBug project as jpg? If so how do I do this? Sadi Yigit @ Jan. 23, 2016, 5:03 p.m.


    Hi Sadi, that's great, send us a message with the contact form http://www.codebug.org.uk/contact/ Thomas Macpherson-Pope @ Jan. 25, 2016, 12:18 a.m.

    hold a button when you plug in the usb and then you got a map called "code bug" and place your downloaded project in the map and press b linus Rönnbäck larsson @ May 13, 2016, 7:22 a.m.

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    • wow that bad — Brant @ Aug. 27, 2017, 9:54 p.m.


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  • what is "set item as" linus Rönnbäck larsson @ May 13, 2016, 7:24 a.m.


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  • do you need a code bug Rachael Groves @ Dec. 10, 2016, 10:32 a.m.


    No you don't. You could just use a regular dice for the game instead. Guerinboys @ Dec. 23, 2016, 8:57 p.m.

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  • why Rachael Groves @ Dec. 10, 2016, 10:32 a.m.


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  • your so mean and rubbish i work at cowes primary school i am telllig the cops Rachael Groves @ Dec. 10, 2016, 10:33 a.m.


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  • jack sat on the wall and then he fall off the wall then no one help him talisha luxford @ July 27, 2017, 4:42 a.m.


    jack sat on the wall and then he fall off the wall then no one help him talisha luxford @ July 27, 2017, 4:43 a.m.

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  • jhggkuiikfkghkugkhkbjhh CJS @ June 29, 2018, 10:46 a.m.


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    no Jack Carter @ Jan. 12, 2016, 11:11 a.m.


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