Term 1 2020

Coderdojo Activities for Term 1 2020

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

Newcomers

1st April – Covid-19 Lockdown – CoderDojo Online Session Instructions:

  1. We will host today’s session using Zoom. Just click here to connect to the Zoom session. (Note if this is your first time using Zoom, it will guide you to install the Zoom app).
    Important: when you sign in to the Zoom meeting, sign in with your real first name.
  2. Today we will do a SHOW AND TELL. Pick any project that you have created this term. Add some extra touches to it and get it ready for the Show And Tell. Share your project and add it to this studio.

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1

1st April – Covid-19 Lockdown – CoderDojo Online Session Instructions:

  1. We will host today’s session using Zoom. Just click here to connect to the Zoom session. (Note if this is your first time using Zoom, it will guide you to install the Zoom app).
    Important: when you sign in to the Zoom meeting, sign in with your real first name.
  2. Today we will do a SHOW AND TELL. Pick any project that you have created this term. Add some extra touches to it and get it ready for the Show And Tell. Share your project and add it to this studio.

We will work our way through these activities this term. Try to complete some or all of the Add-Ons for each activity or, even better, add your own ideas!

  1. Week 1 (19 Feb): Racing Game (see example of the game with more features added.)
  2. Week 2 (26 Feb): Maze Game
  3. Week 3 (4 March): Platform Game
  4. Week 4 (11 March): Escape Game
  5. Week 4 (18 March): Launcher Game
  6. Week 6 (25 March): Quest Game
  7. Week 7 (1 April): Cave Surfing Game

 

Scratch 2

1st April – Covid-19 Lockdown – CoderDojo Online Session Instructions:

  1. We will host today’s session using Zoom. Just click here to connect to the Zoom session. (Note if this is your first time using Zoom, it will guide you to install the Zoom app).
    Important: when you sign in to the Zoom meeting, sign in with your real first name.
  2. Today we will do a SHOW AND TELL. Pick any project that you have created this term. Add some extra touches to it and get it ready for the Show And Tell. Share your project and add it to this studio.

Learn about Lists

Watch video 1 and video 2 to learn about lists.

Activity 1: Make a Frogger Game

This game will make use of lists. Follow the instructions in this video to make this version of the classic game Frogger.

Finished Frogger? Ok, you can move on to the next activity:

Activity 2: Make a Platformer Game in Scratch

Follow this tutorial to make a platformer game in Scratcch:

Need something else to work on?

You can have a look through these projects to find something that interests you.

Robotics

NOTE: 25th March – Covid-19 Lockdown – NO ONLINE ROBOTICS SESSION TONIGHT

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

1st April – Covid-19 Lockdown – CoderDojo Online Session Instructions:

  1. We will host today’s session using Zoom. Just click here to connect to the Zoom session. (Note if this is your first time using Zoom, it will guide you to install the Zoom app).
    Important: when you sign in to the Zoom meeting, sign in with your real first name.

3D Computer Aided Design with TinkerCAD

Learn how to make 3D models using Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D computer aided design (CAD) tool. You can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad. – Martin Love

TinkerCAD session information

Microcontrollers

NOTE: 25th March – Covid-19 Lockdown – CoderDojo Online Session: Follow instructions emailed by John Paul.

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