Week 6 Slides

We had a great session yesterday (5th March), with the club members writing their own Scratch games – some very inventive ones!!  We were a little tight for time, but we’ll post some of them up to the site next week for you to see what they’ve created!

Meantime, slides for Week 6 are here: Week 6 Slides

Week 5 Activities

This week we’re going to be doing:

Scratch:  the chatbot activity:   ChatBot Project

Python:  Turtle Racing (or whichever you’re up to):  Turtle Race!

Or, if you didn’t make one previously, you can design a keyring in TinkerCAD (use the link at the top right of this page).  Remember to “Group” shapes to remove them (i.e. add a cylinder into a block to make a hole in it!).

Week 4 Slides

Code Club Week 4 slides, where we looked at TinkerCAD and 3D printing, are available from here:  Week4

For Week 5, we’ll be getting back to Python & Scratch, and for those who didn’t do a key ring, or need to do it again, we can revisit TinkerCAD for some more 3d designing!

NB:  NO CODE CLUB on the 26th of February – the meeting then will be postponed to the 5th March, which will be the last session in this block.

Week 3 Slides, and Week 4 preview

Week 4 preview!

This week, we’re going to be looking at 3D Printing and modelling with an online modelling application.  Hopefully we’ll have time to print out a few designs also!

No code club next week due to the in-service day, so after the 5th Feb, the next session will be on the 19th!

Week 3 slides are now available:   CodeClub 3

Code Club Week 3 Preview

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.


CodeClub Week 2 Preview

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!