30th November

Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:

Newcomers

If you are new to CoderDojo and new to computer programming this is where you start:

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch – Guided

Final Scratch Project of 2016

Next week will be our last CoderDojo session this year and we will do a show and tell. Your challenge today is to make a project in Scratch to present at the show and tell next week. You can base your project on one of the projects that we did this term OR you something you are already working on OR you can come up with a new idea. Try to do something that you can get mostly finished today. Next week we will have a little bit of time for putting the final touches to your projects but it should be mostly completed by the end of today’s session.

Scratch – Freeform

Get your project ready for show and tell next week

Next week will be our last CoderDojo session this year and we will do a show and tell. Time to finish off your card games and have them ready for the show and tell. If you have not made much progress on your card game you can pick another project that you have been working on and get it completed or make it better and show that at the show and tell instead.

Learn JavaScript

Next week will be our last CoderDojo session this year and we will do a show and tell. Your goal today is to make something for the show and tell.

In Khan Academy you can make your own JavaScript programs using the Khan Academy JavaScript programming environment. To do this just go to the main Computer Programming page and under the ‘Create a new program’ heading click on the button New JavaScript Program. You can make a simple animation or artwork or game or calculator or whatever you want. To get some ideas of what is possible see: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/browse

Try to do something that you can get mostly finished today. Next week we will have a little bit of time for putting the final touches to your projects but it should be mostly completed by the end of today’s session.

Raspberry Pi (with Microcontrollers and other cool stuff)

A collaborative group exploring how computers can interact with the outside world through a range of sensors and controllers. Primarily we’ll be using the Raspberry Pi (http://raspberrypi.org) computer in conjunction with Arduinos (http://arduino.cc) and along the way we’ll learn about Python, C and C++ programming, digital and analogue electronics and about working together.

Electronics, Microcontrollers and Raspberry Pi session information