5th December 2018

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

Just for you

In this project you will learn about string manipulation and broadcasts as you animate your name.

Click here for instructions for the Just for you project

Scratch 2

Shaun The Sheep Platformer

Continue working on the ‘Shaun The Sheep’ platformer game project that we have been working for the last few weeks. Aim to complete module 4 and then start customising the game with your own ideas. We will do a ‘show and tell’ next week and you can show your version of the Shaun The Sheep game!

Instructions for Shaun The Sheep Platformer

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