Term 2 2022

Coderdojo Activities for Term 2 2022

WELCOME TO CODERDOJO!

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

Newcomers

If you are new to CoderDojo and new to computer programming this is where you start:

Go to Newcomers Activities

Scratch 1 (Beginning Scratch)

We will work our way through these activities this term. Try to complete some or all of the Add-Ons for each activity or, even better, add your own ideas!

**** BEFORE YOU START, READ THIS: ****
NOTE 1: The starter project links go to ‘Scratch for CSFirst’ instead of regular Scratch. We recommend using regular Scratch instead of using their version of it because it does not work with regular Scratch accounts. We have shared the starter projects from our CoderDojoNelson Scratch account and added links to these below, so use our starter project links instead of following their links.
NOTE 2: You do not need to Sign in to Google CS First.
Note 3: Each week, add your completed projects to this studio.

  1. Week 1: Racing Game
    You can find the starter project here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/557825407/
    Can you think of some ideas to make the game better? (see example of the game with more features added.)
  2. Week 2: Maze Game
    Click here for starter projects.
  3. Week 3: Platform Game
    Click here for the starter project.
  4. Week 4: Escape Game
  5. Week 5: Launcher Game
    Click here for the starter project.
  6. Week 6: Quest Game
    Click here for the starter project.
  7. Week 7: Cave Surfing Game
    Click here for the starter project.
  8. Show and Tell. Pick your favourite project from this term and do some more work on it to customise it and make it even better. Then we will do a show and tell in the last half hour and you can show your project to everyone.

Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Option 1 (Intermediate level): Missile Command game

Follow these instructions to make the classic arcade game ‘Missile Command’. Add your project to this studio.

Option 2 (Advanced level): Grid Lists

Part 1. Follow this Video Tutorial by griffpatch to learn a super cool technique called ‘grid lists’ that shows how to use a simple list to store a 2d grid of data. It could be used for a wide range of purposes such as a board game, a tile based scroller, an art project, a spreadsheet, a maze, a pathfinder, a light tracer, or ar scientific simulation!

Part 2. Use the grid lists technique to create any game or project of your own choosing. Add your project to this studio.

Other project ideas

If you have completed these projects and are looking for something else to do, you can have a look through these projects to find something that interests you.

Intro to Programming

This session is run by David. You will be learning how to write computer programmes in Python, and also you will learn a bit about other programming languages and topics such as JavaScript, databases, version control.

Intro to Programming session information

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. – Martin Love

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

Web Development

Learn how to make a basic web page with HTML and CSS. Then move on to making a full website with advanced layouts. Also learn Javascript basics and learn about content management systems which are used in building most websites.

Web Development Course Resources