13th June 2018

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

Are you ready to move on to Scratch? See ‘Moving On To Scratch’ in the Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1 (Beginner)

Sound Effects

Today we will work on the Sound Effects project. Click on the link below and follow the instructions in the videos.

Click here for instructions for the Sound Effects project

Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Scratch Music Challenge

Make an interesting music project of your own choice in Scratch. Continue what you started last week or start a new project. Get creative and make something really cool for end of term Show & Tell!

Some ideas include:

  • An interactive musical instrument
  • Compose or reproduce a piece of music in Scratch
  • An animated ‘music video’ for a song
  • An audio visualizer
  • A music game

For inspiration, check out our Scratch Music Challenge Inspiration Studio

For more ideas, also see: https://en.scratch-wiki.info/wiki/Music_Projects

If you prefer to have some instructions to follow along you can use one of these music projects as a starting point:

Binary Hero – Make a game in which you play the notes of a song as they scroll down the stage.

Scratch Piano (easy)

Web Development (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)

Build a basic website with CSS and HTML

Work on completing the basic 3 page example website as instructed in the video below. When you are finished, you can start on converting it into a WordPress website.

Build a basic 3 page website like the one in the following video. You can make the example website or modify it to make a website about a subject of your choice. You can use Trinket for writing your HTML and CSS. When you finish, upload your site to your hosting account.

Images for example website:

WordPress

Once you finish the example website from the video you can start converting it into a WordPress website. Refer to these instructions:

https://www.taniarascia.com/developing-a-wordpress-theme-from-scratch/

(Note: you have already completed the Installing WordPress part)

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