17th June 2019

Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:

Newcomers

Get Started With Scratch

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1

Extreme Sports obstacle course

In this activity, you’ll make a game in which a racer navigates an obstacle course for as long as possible.

Click here for instructions for the Extreme Sports project

Scratch 2

Work on completing the top down scroller game if you are already working on that. If you are not working on that, do the Shapes & Fractals project.

Option 1. Shapes & Fractals

Go to Shapes & Fractals instructions.

Option 2. Top down scroller game

Part 1:

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Option 3 – Fruit Picker

Get practice using LISTS with this project.

Go to Fruit Picker instructions.

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