Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:
If you are new to CoderDojo and new to computer programming this is where you start:
Scratch 1 (Beginner)
Cave Surfing Game
In this project you will create a game with a side scrolling background (similar to the popular game Flappy Bird). In this game, the player sprite moves up and down to avoid obstacles. Once you complete the basic project work on completing all 6 add-ons:
- Make your own music
- Add another cave section
- Make the game harder
- Dangerous cave walls
- Add another level
Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)
Finish off your Asteroids game
If you have not finished the Asteroids game yet, you can work on completing it today. Ask for help from the kids who have already completed it.
Build a clone of Pac-Man!
If you have finished Asteroids, you can start working on another classic arcade game, Pac-Man.
1. Project Showcase
In this project, you will create a showcase of your HTML projects and learn about links and embedding resources.
2. Use FTP to put your Project Showcase and all your completed projects on your own website
Aidan will provide details.
Finished today’s project?
If you are already finished today’s projects you can get started on the next project in the series.
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 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.