21st February 2018

Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:
(If you are new to CoderDojo and have little or no previous experience coding you can start in the Newcomer’s group. Talk to a leader if you are not sure what group you should be in.)


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

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1 (Beginner)


Today we will work on the Storyboard activity. Click on the link below and follow the instructions in the videos.

Click here for instructions for the Storyboard project

Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Continue working on the top down shooter game game

Follow this video guide to make a top-down zombie shooter game in scratch.
if you still need to refer to part 1 click here

if you’re ready to move on to part 3 click here

This video will give you the basics of the game, the shooter and the zombies. There are more parts to this tutorial which we will continue working on over the next few weeks. Feel free to use your own ideas in your version of the game.

Web Development (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)

This term we are going to use Khan Academy to learn how to make web pages. If you have used Khan Academy before and already have an account you can log in with the same account. If you are new to Khan Academy you should click Sign Up in top right hand corner and register a new account.

For those who are new to the Web Development section this term, you will start at the beginning of the course. Those of you who are continuing from last term can jump in at the CSS Text properties section of the course.

Course overview and get started

Continuing from last term? Jump in here

Introduction to Robotics

This session is run by Nathalie. An introduction to robotics using mBot robot kits and a block programming language called mBlock which is similar to Scratch.

Introduction to Robotics session information

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