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Today we're bringing you the amacing new technology that turns
the T-shirt you're wearing into a video game. And barney meets the
performers who can turn the oddest stuff into musical instruments!
Hello and welcome to Blue Peter. As you can sigh o see Barney is not by
my side. He's working very hard in pantomime. I think he's playing
dress up. Look at this picture he sent me. I can't look. I'm not
sailing this ship alone. I'm joined by CBBC's newest Action Man. Rav
Wilding is a full-bodied Action Man. He uses his investigating skills on
the BBC show Crimewatch and goes out as a roving reporter for The
One Show. You joined Blue Peter's extended family, we thought you can
-- Did such a good job, we wanted you to to come and fill Barney's
shoes. I have have to ask you about the adventure show you did the
Arctic. It was really, really hard. We were out in the Arctic, swimming
in the icy sea. What was the hardest thing? I think it was the
swim we had to do. It was a few, it was chunks of eyes next to us. It
was pretty cold. You did that, but you were nervous about wearing that.
It's not mine. It's a special T- shirt. It's a treat having Rav with
us for the day. We thought we would let you ask some questions. If you
are watching live, e-mail us a question for Rav. You can ask me
anything. Anything you want to ask, what it's like presenting Cop
School. Or maybe what I want to have for Christmas! Helen take note.
If you find yourself in a bit of trouble there are lots of places
and people you can turn to. One of them is a free 24 hour phone line
called ChildLine. Over the last years, ChildLine has helped 2.6
million children. They have high profile supporters. This is Marvin
from JLS. I'm lucky enough to be in one of the best bands ever. We have
had five number one singles and won Brit awards. When I was 12 years
old I was bullied. It really got to me. I know how important it is when
you need someone to talk to. That's why I support these guys. ChildLine
launched in 1986 and started as a freephone line for children to talk
to. ChildLine is still being inunnated with calls... These days
there are more than 1,000 trained council -- Counsellors working for
ChildLine Does it get upsetting for you? It is. But we're pleased they
have been brave and get in touch. There are trained councillors. Why
did you contact ChildLine. I felt lonely and isolated. Nobody to talk
to. Did you feel confident that everything you told them was
confident and -- Confidential and private. At first it was strange
talking about my problems. But a councillor was comforting and
helped. When I was younger I used to get bullied as well, if I had
not spoken to my parents about it. It might have been more of a
serious problem. You have trained as a councillor, things have
massively changed for you? started to train last year and
completed before Christmas. You are taking phone calls from people, who
were like yourself, getting bullied I'm checking out the bullying
thread on the ChildLine website. I remember writing this two years ago.
I was explaining to the guys that come on to the bullying thread
there's always someone who will listen to you, and so you should
never be squared to pick up the phone or go on the messaging board
and get it off your chest and know there's a voice for someone to
listen to you. They bully me because I have a packed lunch and
like reading and writing, and they tease me because I walk to school.
Two boys physically hurt me, and hope she did something about it.
And hopefully it stopped now. No matter how big or small you think
your problem may be, it's good to get it off your chest. Almost time
to ask. Before I go, here are guys on tour of ChildLine. They are here
to see what goes on behind the scenes. They don't know I'm here.
I'm Marvin from JLS. I will give you a hug for having a JLS bag. So
you're a fan? Yeah. Who is your favourite member? You! Great answer.
I used to get bullied 4 when I was younger for wearing glasses. People
used to call me all sorts of names. When was important, I learned I
needed to talk to someone. No matter how big or small you think
it is, know there's always someone to listen to you, if you have got
any problems. It has been fantastic meeting the young people and
meeting David and his amazing story. He has become a councillor, so it's
inspwraigsal. ChildLine does amazing things. Thank you Marvin.
And that is a fantastic organisation. It really is. I had a
tough time when I was at school and kids tried to bully me. To know
there's an organisation where kids can phone in, and there will be
someone 24/7 to listen to them it's a great thing. If there's anything
a great thing. If there's anything you want to talk to ChildLine about,
you want to talk to ChildLine about, you can call or head to the website.
Still to come before Christmas, Pixie will be performing her latest
single live in the stoofplt And we'll be behind the scenes when
barney went to film the Christmas celebrityy sing along. And we'll
sprou you to -- Introduce you to a boy in Scotland who makes his own
board games and gets them produced. You may have nltsed knees things.
These are called QR codes. You can read them using a Smartphone or a
tablet. You hold your device up to a code and it reads it and sends a
lot of information to your phone. They're on adverts in in newspapers,
and local busses and on ads on bus stops. Your device can read the
combination of black and white squares and uses apps to decipher
them. We have been talking about your T-shirt. These things are
complicated but they're very, very cool. The technology means you can
play a game by looking at your T- shirt. That's the reason you made
me wear the T-shirt. Your T-shirt has the codes in that we're talking
about. I have got this tablet. It is a flat T-shirt to the naked eye,
through this it comes alive. I have to disappear the aliens. This is
what you're looking at. To my eye more fun for you than me. It looks
like it's alive. I think it's time to -- To introduce the brains
behind it. Jack McConnell is -- Connell is the creator. I said it's
a funny device. How does it work. It recognises the image on Rav's T-
shirt and when it sees it, it can produce the game and interact with
it. The image on the T-shirt is programmed in the ap or the phone.
We clear it up with the image, and we design the game and put it into
the app and that is what happens. It's not a special Smartphone, it's
about the ap:. The app runs on lots of mobile phones. Can you reg your
scores. We don't have leaderboards at the moment but you can take a
photograph and show your friends. Can you do it with your phone.
can both be playing off Rav's T- shirt. What happens if you're
playing and Helen gets in front of me. Once the ap:can't see the T-
shirt the game no longer happens. We set you a challenge. We gave you
the Blue Peter log yo, what can you do with the logo? We set our artist
on the task. We'll use the logo we have on my card. Absolute normal
card. I will hold that. You'll zoom I can't even do that in real life!
That is really, really clever. Basically the ap:has turned that
into interactive. How long does it take to create? It took two or
three hours to put together. Potentially can it work on any
image. Potential blily any image. We have about 20 designs at the
moment and all have something different on them. What about the
future? We have loads of exciting things planned. They're top secret
at the moment. I'm sure you'll hear about it before Christmas. You hold
him down, I'll get it out of him! The future holds more creative tee
shirts like that. You guys at home make music by playing the piano,
and the recorder, and violins... And don't forget computers. Go back
20 years, things were different. A new theatre group came on to the
scene and started making music out of all things. Dustbins, and plan -
- Pans and mops. It's an anniversary of -- For them. He
challenged them to make music from whatever they can find. They bank,
and slap and stomp. They can make music out of everything from
dustbin lids and to cars, they're called stamp stamp -- Stomp. Stomp
is a nuclear combination of peraccusation and movement and
visual comedy. The show has played over 15,000 performances worldwide
and has been seen by over 14 million people. They can stomp with
almost anything, enter -- Any where. A -- Including this place. They
have been pounding and pounding and tapping on stage for 20 years. Luke
has been around from the start. Can you take us back to the beginning.
I started as a street performer as a drummer. I could not carry a drum
kit. When you set up to play, you would find something to play.
you have to be a drummer. I think anyone can do stomp, it's about
using imagination, and making rhythms. Your hands make different
sounds. There's loads of things you can do. You have to experiment and
play. We have brought you to a breaker's yard with your cast for a
reason. We have a challenge for you, to see if you can make a tune or
rhythm out of anything you have got. We want to go around the yard and
find the bits you need. And put it together for a performance. They
have only got two hours to get themselves sorted. Don't try this
at home! With a drum kit you have want to do, you want a base drum
sound and a snare sound. Make exhausts... Tire rims, car doors.
That's a great sound. The different parts of the metal give different
sounds. This has a ring to it. If I let it go, it rings a little more
than if I hold it. You're on a stage in a theatre normally with
lights and microphoneed. Is it that different. You still play scrap
metal on stage. It's all about objects you can find. Even those
these are oilier, and dirtier, we'll be playing these kinds of
things. The last time I was here there wasn't anything set up apart
from a few cars in the background. It looks amazing. It has taken very
little time to what I image is your stage. Like the old days. You have
the variation sections, through to the base, and the snares. Are you
trying to recreate that. That could be a snare tkwrum and a base drum.
We're working out different rhythms. What the colours are. And how to
put it together. She is working out how to slam doors... I 14 -- Should
probably let them get on and rehearse. I've always wanted to
have a little bit of a play on the drums. I link down something simple.
I'll play four beats, one, two, three, four As easy as that. Can
you make music out of anything. I'll leave it to the professionals.
You have heard what a couple of items sound like. What about when
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 90 seconds
MUSIC : MUSIC. APPLAUSE. HOW AMAZING WAS THAT. THANKS TO THE
TALENTED CAST OF STOMP. A LOAD OF OLD RUBBISH CAN SOUNDS Amazing. We
performed at the do together last night and they didn't turn my
microphone up! That's true. Barney is here, because he's rehearsing
for a musical. He's musical. Oh no he isn't. You offended the dogs. If
he could, he would have his fingers in his ears. We have had loads of
questions in from our viewers. We have had loads of posts off the
back of the pet show, lots of drawings from the -- Of the dogs.
As barney has run away, I'll show you a picture from -- Of barney,...
And now it's time to put the viewers' questions to you. Amy says
what was your favourite subject at school. PE. How did it feel when
you were -- Won 74 degrees north from Adam. That was really good.
What do you want for Christmas. be a Blue Peter presenter ever day!
How did you get involved in the army and why? I did it because I
wanted to get into the police later on, I thought a few years in the
Army, and then into the police. That's what I did. What has been
your most difficult challenge. could say working with you, that's
not true, the eyes swim. Do you have secret talent. I have very
bendy thumbs! That's bizarre! -- Eyes swim. How did you prepare for
the Arctic swim. I knew I did not want to go home first. I just
nuclear yeled down. You were in the final with two girls. My army and
police mates would have killed me if I lost to two girls. Would you
rather eat Maggots or spiders and if so dead or alive? Lovely choice,
marginally dead Maggots! Spiders would wriggle around. You would not
want either in your tummy. If you had one wish? To fly. What is the
most dangerous thing you have ever done. Arctic swim? Yeah. What did
you want to be when you were younger. A stuntman. You never
know! I'm freaked out by your thumbs. Equally impressed. I can't