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)
1. Side Scroller
In this activity you will learn about nested conditional statements while you build a side scroller game.
Click here for instructions for the project
2. Side Scroller Add-ons
If time allows, try all of the add-ons:
- Game over
- Falling rocks
- Follower friend
If you’ve completed all the add-ons for Side Scroller and want something else to work on, you can get started on the next project.
Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)
Have you got a Scratch project for The Arcade?
The Arcade is an exhibition of classic video games and old-school home computer technology. The exhibition may include Scratch games. Let us know if you are interested in submitting a Scratch game. If you have completed either the Asteroids or Pac-Man projects, these would be suitable. Or if you have created your own unique game or re-created a version of a classic arcade game, that would be great too.
Option 1: 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.
Option 2: Build a clone of Pac-Man!
If you have finished Asteroids, you can start working on another classic arcade game, Pac-Man.
Option 3: Make a game to submit to The Arcade
As mentioned above, you can put finishing touches on Asteroids or Pac-Man and submit one of those to The Arcade. Or you can build your own game or put finishing touches on a game that you have already created.
Build your own website
Last week you set up a domain name and web hosting for your website and did some basic planning about what type of a website you would like to build. If you haven’t completed this yet you can click here to see guidelines for set-up of domain name and hosting.
Today you will start designing and coding your website.
Follow these guidelines to start building your website
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.