12th December 2018

Final CoderDojo for 2018!

Here are the activities that each group will be working on today:

Newcomers

Continue working on Moving On To Scratch in the Newcomer’s Activities:

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1

Make your own project

Use your own ideas and Scratch programming skills that you have learned this term to make an animation or a game. We will aim to do a ‘show and tell’ in the last 20-30 minutes so try to do something that you can get completed by 7:30.

Share your project and add it to this studio: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/5757824/

Scratch 2

Customise Shaun The Sheep Platformer – Show & Tell!

Customise your ‘Shaun The Sheep’ platformer game project with your own ideas to make it unique. Even if you have not completed all the modules, take what you have so far and add your own ideas and game concepts to it. We will aim to do a ‘show and tell’ in the last 20-30 minutes.

Share your project and add it to this studio: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/5757824/

Web Development

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

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