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

Platform Game

Today we will create a platform game in Scratch.

Click here for instructions for the Platform Game project

Scratch 2

Complete the Fruit Ninja game.

Follow the instructions in this video to make a Fruit Ninja game:

Web Development

Work your way through this introductory course on Khan Academy (create an account if you don’t already have one):
Course overview and get started

Graphic Design

We are introducing Graphic Design this term. We will learn how to create vector graphics with Inkscape a free, open source, but very powerful vector graphics application. You will need to start by downloading and installing Inkscape.

Today lets try this Letter logo tutorial.

OR try another one of his beginner tutorials.

Here’s a link to the Inkscape tutorial series we started with.

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