15th June

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.

Maze Game

Today we’ll work on building a maze game. If you already started on this last week, focus on customising your game and making it unique and fun to play.
Click here for instructions for the Maze Game

Completely finished with the Maze Game?

Are you sure you have finished customising and making the maze game totally amazeing? Ok, well if your completely finished with it you can move on and get started on the the next project.
Click here for instructions for the Platform Game

Scratch – Freeform

Next Mission: Make a role-playing/adventure/quest game

A role-playing game (RPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a main character immersed in some well-defined world. Usually the character explores the game world and can interact with objects and other characters, collect objects, solve puzzles and complete quests in order to complete the game.

Here is a tutorial for making a basic Quest type role-playing game:
https://www.cs-first.com/studentpage/introduction-quest-game
You can use the starter project that comes with this tutorial as a starting point for your own RPG/adventure game or start from scratch if you prefer. Today you can start by completing the tutorial to get some basic game mechanics and ideas. Then in the next few weeks you can work on making your own unique RPG. We will finish off this term with a really spectacular show and tell of your games!

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

John Paul is away for the rest of this term, he’ll be back next term. So instead of working on Raspberry Pi today, you can choose to work on Python which will help you with your Raspberry Pi work, Javascript or Scratch.
Raspberry Pi session information