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:
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.
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
Option 2. Top down scroller game
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.