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KIT Theatre, King’s Digital Lab, King’s College London, Sussex University
The Digital Ghost Hunt is an educational, immersive experience that combines augmented reality, coding education and theatre.
It was created by KIT Theatre in collaboration with King’s Digital Lab at the University of Sussex as a way to develop computational thinking skills for children through ghost hunting challenges.
Young ghost hunters are tasked with tracking down the ghosts and setting up their own paranormal detectors. Their devices, made from two microcomputers, a Raspberry Pi and Micro:bit allow them to identify objects touched by ghosts.
The custom library that the students used to program their Micro:bits was written in MakeCode and C++, available on Github.
Making playful immersive theatre at such a young age helped to develop empath, resilience and critical thinking. You can find out more about the experience Emma Bradburn and her blog post as she worked with KIT theatre and the kids on this great adventure.
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