Welcome to CoderDojo for 2019!

Welcome back to all our regular coders and everyone joining CoderDojo for the first time!

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 1

Gaming Story

Today we are going to start exploring Scratch 3 – the all new version of Scratch.

Click here for instructions for the Gaming Story project

Scratch 2

Explore the NEW SCRATCH 3!

Scratch has changed. Scratch 2 is gone. Scratch 3 is here!

Have a play around with it and get familiar with it. Your old projects made in Scratch 2 should still work.

Make a fruit Ninja game.

Follow the instructions in this video to make a Fruit Ninja game:

Web Development

Already have some experience with HTML and CSS?

If you already have some experience with HTML and CSS, let’s start by reviewing CSS with this course on Codecademy (create an account if you don’t already have one):
A Closer Look at CSS

Starting for the first time?

If you are new to web development lets start with this introductory course on Khan Academy (create an account if you don’t already have one):
Course overview and get started

Graphic Design

We are introducing Graphic Design this term. We will learn how to create vector graphics with Inkscape a free, open source, but very powerful vector graphics application. You will need to start by downloading and installing Inkscape.

Let’s get started with this introductory video tutorial:

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

Microcontrollers

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