CoderDojo – Halloween Special

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

Ghostbusters – A ghastly game for Halloween!

It is the night before Halloween, so tonight we will create a ghost themed game.

Click here for instructions for the Ghostbusters project

Try to complete all the add ons!

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). And you can find some graphics here.

Do you know how to import sounds and graphics into Scratch? Ask for help if you don’t.

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

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

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.

TinkerCAD 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