NOTICE:
Aidan is not here today (or next week). John-Paul will lead the Raspberry Pi group. Royce will provide assistance to the other groups and will assist any new people here for the first time. He can show you where to sit, how to log in and get started.

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

NOTE: Make sure your computer has sound that works because you will need to listen to instructions in videos. If the sound is not working switch to a different computer if one is available.

Music & Sound: DJ Mixer

In this activity, you will choose a repeating loop of background music, make a slider that speeds up or slows down a sound, and create a keypress event that plays a single note.
Click here for instructions for the DJ Mixer project

Want to keep working on last week’s project?
Click here for instructions for the Parallax Animation

Scratch – Freeform

Pick a project that you want to work on for the next few weeks. On 3rd Aug these 3 projects were picked:
Chris – skateboard game
Liam – OS style User Interface
Jacob – Drawing or painting application with a way to save your work

Learn JavaScript

Continue working through the lessons on Codecademy to learn JavaScript, just click the link below to get started. Use the login you have already created or if this your first time, start by clicking the Sign Up button in top right corner of screen and create an account for yourself to track your progress.

https://www.codecademy.com/learn/javascript

Learn Python

Python is the language that the Raspberry Pi group is using to program the Raspberry Pis. Use the login you have already created or if this your first time, start by clicking the Sign Up button in top right corner of screen and create an account for yourself to track your progress.

https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python

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 RaspberryPi (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