“You should be able to get started in Sprig with very little programming experience,” Hack Club organizers explain about the gadget. “Even if you’re an expert, you should still be able to have fun. Sprig games are designed to be shared and hacked with friends. Every game submitted is easy to view and edit in our gallery, so people can learn from and build on each other.”
“People learn best when they make things they care about,” Hack Club claims, “which they can then share with others. This kind of learning philosophy is called constructivism, and Sprig is a type of microworld. A microworld is an environment where you can discover programming by using it to express yourself.”
Those interested in trying Sprig out, either to receive a free console or just to experiment with its capabilities, can do so on the Hack Club website; if you prefer to roll your own, hardware and software sources are available on GitHub under the Permissive MIT License.