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

Graffiti

Today, you will create an interactive graffiti game while learning about an important computer science concept called conditionals.

Conditionals are a way for computers to make decisions.

In most computer languages, conditionals start with the word if.

If statements can be read, if something is true, then do this action.

Like if you are tired, then take a nap, or if the paint brushes are dirty, then wash them.

Click here for instructions for the Graffiti project

Try to complete all the add ons!

Scratch 2

Car AI Challenge – COMPETITION TIME!

Continue the car AI project you started last week. Competition time today! Who’s AI car is the fastest around the tracks? You will need to set up a timer.

Competition Rules:

  1. Share your project and add it to this studio
  2. Name your project like this: [firstname]‘s AI Challenge (e.g. Aidan’s AI Challenge)
  3. You must have working timers that can time your car going around each track
  4. Car must not go off the track or switch directions
  5. Car must be able to go around all 3 tracks of the starter project.
  6. Fastest time on track 3 wins!

Instructions for Car AI Challenge

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

3D Computer Aided Design with TinkerCAD

Learn how to make 3D models using Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D computer aided design (CAD) tool. You can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.

TinkerCAD 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