Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:
(If you are new to CoderDojo and have little or no previous experience coding you can start in the Newcomer’s group. Talk to a leader if you are not sure what group you should be in.)
If you are new to CoderDojo and new to computer programming this is where you start:
Scratch 1 (Beginner)
Today we will work on the Extreme Sports project. You will learn about using LOOPS in Scratch. Click on the link below and follow the instructions in the videos.
Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)
Scratch Music Challenge
Make an interesting music project of your own choice in Scratch. Some ideas include:
- An interactive musical instrument
- Compose or reproduce a piece of music in Scratch
- An animated ‘music video’ for a song
- An audio visualizer
- A music game
For inspiration, check out our Scratch Music Challenge Inspiration Studio
If you prefer to have some instructions to follow along you can use one of these music projects as a starting point:
Binary Hero – Make a game in which you play the notes of a song as they scroll down the stage.
Build a basic website with CSS and HTML
Let’s see if we can finish this one today! Then we can move on to WordPress.
Build a basic 3 page website like the one in the following video. You can make the example website or modify it to make a website about a subject of your choice. You can use Trinket for writing your HTML and CSS. When you finish, upload your site to your hosting account.
Images for example website:
Introduction to 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.
Raspberry Pi (with Microcontrollers and other cool stuff)
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.