24th August

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 Video

In this activity, you will create a music video. Use the starter project to save time on selecting and importing music to your project.
Click here for instructions for the music video project

Once you complete the base project, have a go at as many of the add-ons as you have time for. With the add-ons you can customise the project and make it unique.

Scratch – Freeform

We will review the projects you have been working on for the last few weeks and determine how much more time is required to complete these projects.

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