Buttons activity

Educational object

Teach to click with differents buttons : the left, the right and the middle buttons of a mouse

Rules

Child must bring all same items in the correct area of landscape. For this, il must click on items for drive them at right or left with the correct button of the mouse.

Screen areas

Presentation of the screen areas:

Figure 7-22. Buttons activity screen

  1. Chronometer activation (only for difficult level): child have 60 seconds for uncover all the picture... and enter in the 8 best times !

  2. selection of the game mode:

    • "normal": you have to lead an animal to it's home

    • "ghost": you have to lead an acurate animal to it's home (it is choiced by pysycache and it's color is differents, other are in grey )

  3. button for select the level of the activity (and adjusts it with the children age):

    Table 7-6. Buttons activity levels

     LevelSpeed
    easyslow
    mediumnormal
    difficulthight
  4. button for select the previous and next pictures in the theme (you can use the left and right arrows of the keyboard)

  5. button for select the theme : you click on the button and the theme changes immediatly.

  6. button for quit the activity

  7. mouse and available actions:

    • left button : the animal moves to left

    • middle button : the animal reverses it's movement

    • right button : the animal moves to the right

    The child must bring the animal in the destination area until it's disappears.

  8. destination area of the left animal

When all items are parked in their area, a new combinaison of items is randomized selected in the same theme.

Themes

Pysycache is provided with some GPL themes:

Activity buttons FAQ

1. How add a personal theme at the activity "Buttons" ?

1. How add a personal theme at the activity "Buttons" ?

For made a personnal theme, follow the steps:

  1. go in the themes-buttons directory

  2. create a sub-directory (for example my-theme)

  3. copy (or create) in your theme directory a file named logo.png. You can use the file masque-button-theme.png located in the directory doc of PySyCache. This picture will identify your theme at children. The size of the picture must be of 64 pixels width and 64 for height.

    Figure 7-23. File masque-button-theme.png

  4. copy in your theme directory:

    • the background picture

    • pictures for the two items that should move to left and right. (Theses pictures must have a size of 96 x 96 pixels)

      The name of theses pictures isn't important, but their extension must be .png

      Figure 7-24. Directory content for the buttons activity

  5. create in your theme directory the file of description of the items. The name of this file isn't important, but it must have the .dfg extension

    The file is structured like this :

    • the name of the background file

    • the left top corner of the movement area of items (A, B separated by a pipe)

    • the right botton corner of the movement area of items (C, D separated by a pipe)

    • the coordonates of the target area of left items (I, J, K with K = A - 1, L separated by a pipe)

    • the coordonates of the target area of right items (V with V = C + 1, W, X, Y separated by a pipe)

    • the filename of the picture of the left item , a pipe, the maximum number of this item (pysycache will randomize the exact number)

    • the filename of the picture of the right item , a pipe, the maximum number of this item (pysycache will randomize the exact number)

    • the left limit that will make unvisible the item (Q)

    • the right limit that will make unvisible the item (R)

    Figure 7-25. Description of the corner sizes

    fond01.png
    180|10
    515|513
    37|55|179|208
    516|203|637|365
    01.png|6|01b.png|01.png
    02.png|3|02b.png|02.png
    50
    630
    							
  6. create the files credits.txt and copyright.html