Featured Maker: Lucy Wants to be a Singer

Last Updated: June 28, 2023 2:24 pm
Featured Maker: Lucy Wants to be a Singer

Meet our newest Featured Maker, 11-year-old Lucy from Georgia! Lucy likes drawing, singing and coding. Super! Lucy recently spoke with us about her experience coding with Tynker.

Do you have an idea of what you want to be when you grow up?

A singer.

What’s your favorite subject in school, and why?

I love art because, I mean, I just love drawing.

How did you learn to use Tynker when you were first starting out? What are your favorite Tynker courses or tutorials?

I did the whole entire Barbie course.

How have your coding skills improved since you started using Tynker?

They have a lot.

How did you feel when you found out your project had been featured?

I was, “Wow, cool. I love this.” The project that got featured was called Fireworks for Independence Day. I made it on Independence Day, and it was just a little fireworks and using cloning and stamps. And it was pretty cool.

What is your favorite project you’ve made so far? What do you like about it?

I really like Candy Sharing. Because it’s kind of a really good project and well made and stuff.

How did you get inspiration for your projects?

It mostly just comes to me by myself, but sometimes, I get inspired from other projects around the community.

Why do you like to code?

Because it’s fun, and I can make my own games and stuff.

What is your favorite way to use code? Do you have a favorite code block?

I really like if you repeat and switch costumes and stuff.

What are you planning to make next?

So I’m also kind of planning on doing some games or some art or some simple coding stuff.

Is there anything that we should change about or add to Tynker?

You should add a code block that kind of displays the person’s username. If I put it in my project and I test it, it would say, “Reimu Hakurei.”

Another one should be you should probably add something to, I don’t know, like the city category or something. And add one of those pre­made actors for your projects. And maybe add a color wheel for mobile devices because I know that they have it on desktops, but they don’t have it on mobile devices for when you’re making your own thing. I know that there’s a couple of colors, a whole entire rainbow colors. And I know you have the color effect. But what if you just wanted to use your own color?

Do you think that other kids should try coding? Why is that?

Because coding is really cool, and I think the other kids would love coding like I do.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I’m really smart and my passion is art and music and video games. I’m an excellent gamer.

We spoke with Lucy’s dad about Lucy learning to code

How do you feel about Lucy learning to code? How does it feel to see the coding projects that she is making?

It’s fantastic. We’ve been buying them coding books since they were probably three years old or so and just kind of leaving them scattered around. Ones that have stickers and just anything to kind of pique their interest in it. And over the years, they’ve just kind of taken it on themselves. And her and her brother just go at it all the time.

What benefits do you think coding has for your child? What skills, besides the technical skills of learning to code, does it help her learn?

I think it helps bring out a lot of her creativity and a lot of things that are kind of going on in her head and actually being able to put them onto something and animate it.

Do you feel that your child is better prepared for the future?

I do. That’s why I’ve always tried to encourage coding with both of them, but especially with her. She’s just always been so smart with technology, and I think, for this generation coming up, it’s pretty important.

Thank you for taking the time to speak with us about coding with Tynker. We can’t wait to see what Lucy creates next – HAPPY CODING!


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