Click activity

Educational object

Learn to click with one buttons (either left either right)

Rules

The child must find photographies hidden in a landscape.

In this order, it must move it's mouse over all the screen area : when it ear a "beep" or when the camera is coloured in red it's meens that the mouse have found the photography and that child can click.

Screen areas

Presentation of the screen areas:

Figure 7-18. Click activity screen

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

  2. selection of the game mode:

    • "normal": you have to search photographies

    • "ghost": you have to search an accurate photography marked by a yellow spot

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

    Table 7-2. Click activity levels

     LevelSquire
    easyCamera becomes red when it is located less that 50 pixel of the photography
    mediumCamera becomes red when it is located less that 35 pixel of the photography
    difficultCamera becomes red when it is located less that 20 pixel of the photography
  4. button for select the previous and next lists of photographies in the same theme

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

  6. button for quit the activity

  7. mouse over the picture :

    • normal moving

    • camera that have found a photography : don't forget to click for see it

  8. List of photographies to find

    • photography don't have be taken

    • photography have already been taken

    • photography to found in the ghost mode

When all photographies are found, a new list is randomize selected in the same theme.

Themes

Pysycache is provided with some GPL themes:

and other non compliant GPL themes are available:

Activity click FAQ

1. How to add a personal theme at the "click" activity ?
2. How make thumbnail for the "click" activity ?

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

For made a personnal theme, follow the steps:

  1. go in the themes-click 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 7-19. File masque-button-theme.png

  4. copy in your theme directory:

    • the background picture

    • the pictures to found

      I advice you a size of approximately 450 x 450. For make the borders, I use Gimp and the Script-Fu/Shades/Bordures floues and Coins arrondis

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

    • The thumbnail of theses pictures

      Figure 7-20. File masque-image-clair.png

  5. create in your theme directory the file of picture placement. The name of the file isn't important, but it must have the .dfg extension. In this file, add one line for the background picture and 6 lines by photographie to take. Its contents is:

    • the name of the background file

    Pysycache will randomly choice one of the *.dfg files.

    fond01.png
    160|4
    598|513
    6|110|159|270
    599|290|798|435
    01.png|4|01b.png|01.png
    02.png|4|02b.png|02.png
    50
    700							
  6. create the files credits.txt and copyright.html

2. How make thumbnail for the "click" activity ?

For make thumbnail for photographies of your theme, you can:

  • make it yourself :

    1. launch The Gimp

    2. open the picture that you want to make thumbnail

    3. resize a section of your picture at 50 x 50 pixels

    4. copy this section on the files

      Table 7-5. Pictures for thumbnail of the click activity

      located in the directory doc of PySyCache

  • use the gimp script-fu

    1. launch The Gimp

    2. open the picture that you want to make thumbnail

    3. resize a section of your picture in a square format (for example 150 x 150 pixels)

    4. go in the "Script-fu/PySyCache" menu and choice the Theme click... entry :

      Figure 7-21. "Pysycache / Theme click" gimp script-fu

    5. choice the target directory for receive your thumbnail, validate, and yours three thumbnails are automatically made !

    Here, you can see below a video of the script-fu usage