29th May 2019

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 1

Graffiti

Today, you will create an interactive graffiti game while learning about an important computer science concept called conditionals.

Conditionals are a way for computers to make decisions.

In most computer languages, conditionals start with the word if.

If statements can be read, if something is true, then do this action.

Like if you are tired, then take a nap, or if the paint brushes are dirty, then wash them.

Click here for instructions for the Graffiti project

Scratch 2

Choose ONE of the following two projects:

Option 1. Clone Wars (easier)

Follow these instructions to make the Clone Wars game in Scratch.

Option 2. Top down scroller game (more advanced)

Part 1:

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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