12th June 2019

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

Building Blocks of Architecture

Once complete today’s project will allow you and others to build interesting buildings using a variety of simple stamped shapes.

You will use a repeat until loop to create this project. The repeat until loop is similar to a repeat loop except instead of stopping after a specified number of times it keeps going until a particular condition is true.

Click here for instructions for the Building Blocks of Architecture project

Scratch 2

Work on completing the top down scroller game if you are already working on that. If you are not working on that, do the Shapes & Fractals project.

Option 1. Shapes & Fractals

Go to Shapes & Fractals instructions.

Option 2. Top down scroller game

Part 1:

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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