Halloween 2018

Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:
(If you are new to CoderDojo and have little or no previous experience coding you can start in the Newcomer’s group. Talk to a leader if you are not sure what group you should be in.)

Newcomers

If you are new to CoderDojo and new to computer programming this is where you start:

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1

Storyboards – Spooky Halloween Story

In this week’s activity we are going to make a storyboard. You can make up any story you want but since it is Halloween, how about a spooky story for Halloween? Click on the link below and follow the instructions in the videos. The castle backdrop could make a good setting for your spooky story or you can even make your own backdrop with 4 images of your choice!

Click here for instructions for the Storyboards project

Scratch 2

Make something scary for Halloween!

Make a ghastly game, creepy animation or scary story to give us a fright for Halloween. You can find some creepy sounds here (login with username nelsoncd and use same for password).

Make sure to share your project and add it to this studio.

Web Development

Already have some experience with HTML and CSS?

If you already have some experience with HTML and CSS, let’s start by reviewing CSS with this course on Codecademy (create an account if you don’t already have one):
A Closer Look at CSS

Starting for the first time?

If you are new to web development lets start with this introductory course on Khan Academy (create an account if you don’t already have one):
Course overview and get started

Robotics

This session is run by Nathalie. An introduction to robotics using mBot robot kits and a block programming language called mBlock which is similar to Scratch.

Introduction to Robotics session information

Microcontrollers

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.

Electronics, Microcontrollers and Raspberry Pi session information