14th August 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

Platform Game

I hope you enjoyed making the maze game last week! This week we will make a platform game.
Click here for instructions for the Platform Game project

Try to complete all the add ons!

How many Add-Ons can you complete?

Scratch 2

Missile Command, classic arcade game

Are you making good progress with your version of Missile Command? If you are using the instructions for the basic missile command game, you should be nearly complete with that part by now. Next step is to start adding your own features and make it more like a real game with scoring and levels, etc.

Please share your project and add to studio – even if it is not working yet

Share your missile command project and add it to this studio even if it is not working at all. This is so that the mentors can check on everyone’s progress.

Missile Command project details

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

3D Computer Aided Design with TinkerCAD

Learn how to make 3D models using Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D computer aided design (CAD) tool. You can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer with Tinkercad.

TinkerCAD 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