We were inspired to create this droid and "slicing" game after watching the Star Wars Last Jedi trailer.
We wanted to not only make a Droid but recreate those cool hacking ("slicing") scenes from the Star Wars movies.
Prototype Circuits and Game Design
Using the Code Kit and various bits we created the game which is played via rotating the terminal access port to shine light on 3 light sensors. The sequence was important so as to lessen the chance of easily winning so the user has to rotate the port on each light sensor for over a second before it registers.
The kids picked a spider to be the chassis style of the droid. They also mentioned crab but settled on spider.
Using arts and crafts materials, things around the house, in the garage, and from PizzaHut takeout (buffalo wing container) R8-ZR was created!
Interface droid with game
To create the experience of the droid hacking into the system, we added a wireless transmitter from the output port of the Droid kit control hub so rather than moving the droids internal motor it sends the signal to a motor attached to the access port of the control panel game box.
Plan for the future
Next is planning the upgrades for the droid and perhaps give it the ability to walk.
Also upgrading the game so it randomizes the unlock pattern so each time you play it changes the sequence.