[Lazarus] Demo for Computer Camp on Monday

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sat Jun 22 07:06:14 CEST 2019


Blaise pascal magazine has a simple pacman game demo, written in lazarus.
It's a one-unit program, just the main form.

I think I still have the sources somewhere. It's definitely open source.


On Fri, 21 Jun 2019, Anthony Walter via lazarus wrote:

> Some of you might have been following a few of my recent posts and know
> that I have been tutoring kids on the subject of computer programming. Iv'e
> been using Lazarus as an introduction with some kids, but on Monday I am
> going to put on a little presentation for a group at summer camp to spur
> their interest in our mini computer camp sessions.
> I wanted to ask you, the Lazarus community, what existing open source
> Lazarus projects would be good example to engage kids between the ages of 8
> and 14? I am looking for some existing projects that have a simple code
> base, yet do something unusual or fun that might interest kids.
> Examples might include (written in Free Pascal and easily compiled):
> A nyan cat and song with animation and rainbows.
> A painting program that can lay out many different shapes rapidly with many
> colors.
> A visually impressive version of a board game like Scrabble or Sorry.
> Any animated fractal rendering program, especially one where the program
> allows you to create your own fractals.
> A simple 2D physics program with features you can control.
> Any type of complex interactive visual effects (and runs on low end
> hardware).
> Or any other program that is free open source and might be interesting to
> show briefly to a group of kids.
> The only requirements would be that these are free open source demo, do not
> require many extra pascal packages, and can run on low end hardware (Core2
> Duo 4GB RAM).
> Thank you and I'll let everyone know how many kids sign up for out mini
> coding camp and the end of next week.

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