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:
Paint with Tera
Today you will make a colorful, fun, interactive art piece that responds to the mouse pointer, much like a Paint application on a computer.
You will also learn about an important computer science concept: variables.
Variables are elements that store a value or keep track of things. For example, variables can keep track of time or hold a game’s high score.
Choose ONE of the following two projects:
Option 1. Boat Race Game (easier)
Follow these instructions to make the boat race game in Scratch.
Option 2. Top down scroller game (more advanced)
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.
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.