Pet Hamster

1. Introduction

👋 Meet your new pet hamster, Cyrus 🐹

Pet hamster banner message

2. Cyrus’s asleep face

😴 Sleeping on the job 😴

Cyrus is a very sleepy hamster. In fact, Cyrus is almost always sleeping.


► From the ||basic:Basic|| category, find ||basic:show icon [ ]|| and snap it into your ||basic:on start|| container.

► Set it to show the asleep -_- face.
💡 In the show icon dropdown menu options, you can hover to see what each design is called!

basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)

3. Giggly Cyrus

🤣 That tickles 🤣

Pressing Cyrus’s logo tickles them!


► From ||input:Input||, find the ||input:on logo [pressed]|| container and drag it into your workspace.

► Go to ||basic:Basic|| and grab another ||basic:show icon [ ]||. Snap it into your empty ||input:on logo [pressed]|| container.

► Set the icon (Cyrus’s face) to happy :).

input.onLogoEvent(TouchButtonEvent.Pressed, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Happy)
})

4. Tickle sound

🎶 The sounds of Cyrus 🎶


► From the ||music:Music|| category, get a ||music:play sound [giggle] until done|| and add it to the bottom of your ||input:on logo [pressed]|| container.

input.onLogoEvent(TouchButtonEvent.Pressed, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Happy)
    // @highlight
    soundExpression.giggle.playUntilDone()
})

5. Dizzy Cyrus

😵 All shaken up 💫

Whenever Cyrus is shaken, they get sad 🙁


► From ||input:Input||, find ||input:on [shake]|| and drag it into your workspace.

► From the ||basic:Basic|| category, grab ||basic:show icon [ ]|| and snap it into your new ||input:on [shake]|| container.

► Set the icon (Cyrus’s face) to sad :(.

input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Sad)
})

6. Dizzy sound

► From the ||music:Music|| category, find the ||music:play sound [giggle] until done|| block and add it to the bottom of your ||input:on [shake]|| container.

► Click on the dropdown and set it so Cyrus plays a ||music:sad|| sound until done.

input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Sad)
    // @highlight
    soundExpression.sad.playUntilDone()
})

7. Cyrus’s default face pt. 1

💤 Back to sleep 💤

Let’s ensure that Cyrus will always go back to sleep after being shaken or tickled.


► Right click the ||basic:show icon[-_-]|| block in your workspace (inside the ||basic:on start|| container) and choose Duplicate.

► Snap your copied block in at the very bottom of your ||input:on [shake]|| container.

input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Sad)
    soundExpression.sad.playUntilDone()
    // @highlight
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)
})
input.onLogoEvent(TouchButtonEvent.Pressed, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Happy)
    soundExpression.giggle.playUntilDone()
})
basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)

8. Cyrus’s default face pt. 2

► Duplicate the ||basic:show icon[-_-]|| block again and this time snap it in at the very bottom of your ||input:on logo [pressed]|| container.

input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Sad)
    soundExpression.sad.playUntilDone()
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)
})
input.onLogoEvent(TouchButtonEvent.Pressed, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Happy)
    soundExpression.giggle.playUntilDone()
    // @highlight
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)
})
basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)

9. Testing in the simulator

🐾 Test what you’ve created 🐾

Check out the simulator and make sure your speakers are on 🔊

Play with Cyrus to see how they react 🐹
Click on the SHAKE button to shake Cyrus.
Touch the gold logo at the top (it looks like a piggy snout 🐽) to tickle Cyrus.

If you have a new micro:bit (the one with the shiny gold logo at the top), download this code and try it out!

input.onGesture(Gesture.Shake, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Sad)
    soundExpression.sad.playUntilDone()
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)
})
input.onLogoEvent(TouchButtonEvent.Pressed, function () {
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Happy)
    soundExpression.giggle.playUntilDone()
    basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)
})
basic.showIcon(IconNames.Asleep)