Voting is a tool for determining relative popularity and can be used for everything from family members deciding on a restaurant to electing a president! It’s easy to code a simple voting booth that presents candidates and invites voters to pick their favorite, and then shows the results.
In Sports Vote, you code a voting booth that asks voters to choose their favorite of three sports, but you can customize the voting booth to feature any theme and any candidates. Each vote registers a sound to indicate the vote has been cast. But, instead of showing the number of votes received, the icon for each candidate changes in size according to its relative popularity — the largest candidate wins!
Expressing our opinions through voting is something you probably do every day informally among friends, in the classroom, and on Facebook. You can’t watch television without a news or entertainment station posting the results of their latest poll. So ask yourself, what do want to vote on?
- Favorite foods
- Best athletes
- Political candidates
- Who will win America’s Got Talent or American Idol
Start a New Project
Start a new project for your voting machine as follows:
- Start MicroWorlds EX.
- On the yellow MicroWorlds EX startup screen, select Free Mode.
A new project opens.
- From the menu bar, choose File⇒New Project Size⇒Web Player.