Coderdojo Activities for Term 4 2020

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!

    1. Week 1 (21st October): Animation
    2. Week 2 (28th October): Interactive Art
    3. Week 3 (4th November): Paint with Tera
    4. Week 4 (11th November): Graffiti
    5. Week 5 (18th November): Digital Art
    6. Week 6 (25th November): Building Blocks of Architecture
    7. Week 7 (2nd December): All Star Passing Drill
    8. Week 8 (9th December): 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.

Note: You do not need to Sign in to Google CS First.

Scratch 2 (Intermediate & Advanced)

Missile Command

This term we will make the classic arcade game, Missile Command.

Go to instructions for Missile Command

Finished Missile Command?

If you have finished your missile command project and are ready to start a new project, we’ve got something for you…

Variations on Pac Man

Intermediate Scratchers: Follow these instructions to make a maze-less version of Pac Man. Add your own customisations and improvements to the game.

Advanced Scratchers: Use your own Scratch knowledge and skills to make some version of Pac Man. If you want to have a go at making a clone of the original Pac Man game, here are some tips to get you started. Or you can use your own imagination to make your own variation of Pac Man. For inspiration, here is an example, called Plat Man 2049er that I made. It is Pac Man crossed with a platformer game called Miner 2049er.

Other project ideas

You can have a look through these projects to find something that interests you.

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