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:
Just for you
In this project you will learn about string manipulation and broadcasts as you animate your name.
Shaun The Sheep Platformer
Continue working on the ‘Shaun The Sheep’ platformer game project that we have been working for the last few weeks. Aim to complete module 4 and then start customising the game with your own ideas. We will do a ‘show and tell’ next week and you can show your version of the Shaun The Sheep game!
Already have some experience with HTML and CSS?
If you already have some experience with HTML and CSS, let’s start by reviewing CSS with this course on Codecademy (create an account if you don’t already have one):
A Closer Look at CSS
Starting for the first time?
If you are new to web development lets start with this introductory course on Khan Academy (create an account if you don’t already have one):
Course overview and get started
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.