Whac-A-Mole for Kinect–Prime Number Edition

whacamoleThrough the Easter Holidays I decided that I would have some fun programming the Kinect SDK and I thought that I would try some new things out. I had a play around with random position of items and I thought I would see what I could come up with.

After spending 1 day in front of my laptop, I’ve managed to come up with this educational game which checks students knowledge of prime numbers. The idea is to squash moles when they’re not prime numbers. Let me know what you think.

I will be uploading the source once I am ready for a full release, however you can see how it is progressing at the moment.

Kinect Whac-A-Mole / Prime Numbers

About Raymond David James Chambers

I am the Lead teacher of computing at Brooke Weston Academy in Corby Northamptonshire. Previously I was the head of IT/Computing at Uppingham Community College. In 2015 I won the Gold National Teaching award for Innovative use of technology. I also won the 2015 Young Game Bafta - Mentor award. I'm keen to help students achieve their best and like to give them opportunities to do this. I have a passion for teaching and I enjoy meeting other people and sharing their ideas. I have a keen interest in games development as well as developing the use of ICT in classrooms across the curriculum. In my spare time I teach Irish dancing. I have been Irish dancing since I was 11. My highest position was 14th at the world championships 3 years running and 2nd at the Great Britain Championships in 2006.
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2 Responses to Whac-A-Mole for Kinect–Prime Number Edition

  1. Anne says:

    Hi Ray, I just bought an xbox kinect for our school and am looking for ways to incorporate it. I am not really much into programming. Do I need to learn how to create games like your mole wacker in order to use the kinect or can I use ones you and others create and share, If I were to download on of yours, do I then burn it to a CD/DVD and put that into the Xbox, or does the Kinect connect to my computer and run from there? Sorry, I’m really a newbie.

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