This week at code club we’ll be doing Activity 3 from the CodeClub Scratch projects website – Ghostbusters!!! Click on the ghosts to zap them, and earn a point! This builds on last week’s session with using variables for the “score”, and more about events, and animation.
Scratch – Project 3 – Ghostbusters
For Python, we’re going to look at the 2nd activity which introduces the randint (Random Integer) function to make random choices in games.
Python – Project 2 – Rock, Paper, Scissors
Also, for some of the more advanced members, we’ll get the RaspberryPi and SenseHat up and running, and they can start using the screen and temperature/pressure/magentometer and gyroscope built into the SenseHat in programs.
Another good session for Code Club Week 2!!
We had some great fun animating spaceships in Scratch, and several members started playing with Python, and exploring input & output.
Slides from Week 2 are available here: Code Club Week 2 Slides
We’re going to hit the ground running for Week 2! Code club members should login to their laptops first, before snack, and that’ll let us troubleshoot any login issues without using up club time 🙂
Week 2 will be a recap of Week 1 just to make sure everyone is familiar with the core concepts. For Scratch, we’ll then do the 2nd Activity, which is:
Scratch: Lost In Space
This builds on the introduction to coordinates which we talked about last week. We’ll also start looking at Python for those members who want to do more code-based programming, and we’ll do the first Python activity, which is about printing, and an introduction to variables.
Python: About me!
Powerpoint slides for the 1st session of code club are now available below (as an Adobe PDF). We also have a new Twitter account @AiryhallCoders – pop on by and follow us for the latest CodeClub news!
Week 1 slides
Welcome to the Airyhall School Code Club Website!
The first code club meeting will take place on the 15th January 2018. In this first session we’ll look at Scratch, and the Rock Band activity – you can find the sheet for this activity here: