Category Archives: Explorers
Christmas Game – Catch the Gifts from Santa’s Sleigh!
Here are our notes for 3 December 2022 in the Explorers Group at CoderDojo Athenry.
Explorers Session 2 2022
Huge crowd again on Saturday, thank you to all 73 Ninjas you turned to my group, hope you enjoyed it.
Here are the full notes from this session. Remember to look out on our website or Facebook page or check your email during the week as we will be letting you know whether the Coderdojo will be running this coming week, the 9th April.
Explorers Session 1 2022
So great to back in person again. It was great to see such a big crowd.
I am attaching the full notes from yesterdays game here
I have also put the full Scratch Game on the Scratch Website
On the last page of the notes you will see the log in details for the Explorers Group to access the game.
Looking forward to seeing you all next week.
Martha, Ruaidhrí and Dylan
CoderDojo Athenry Information Session 07-Nov-2020
Hello again everyone.
It was great to speak to you all last Saturday.
Here are some notes with information all about CoderDojo Athenry in PDF form.
Here’s a quick recap of everyone’s notes;
Martha told us all about the Explorers group, you can contact Martha at Martha@coderdojoathenry.onmicrosoft.com and you can find her slides here.
Oliver spoke about the Advancers group and you can contact Oliver at Oliver@coderdojoathenry.onmicrosoft.com
I talked about the Bodgers group, you contact me at Declan@coderdojoathenry.onmicrosoft.com and you can read all about the Bodgers group here.
Kieran then spoke about the Modellers group. Here is his presentation.
Kieran can be contacted at Kieran@coderdojoathenry.onmicrosoft.com.
Finally Michael spoke about the Hacker Group which will be starting in the new year. Here are his slides
Mike’s email is, yes you guessed it is, Mike@coderdojoathenry.onmicrosoft.com
We will be posting information for our first session next Saturday in the next day or two, so keep an eye out for that.
Looking forward to seeing you all again next Saturday.
Declan and the CoderDojo Athenry Mentors
Online Explorers Session
Hi there everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe.
We are hoping to resume Coderdojo Athenry some time in November. For anybody who isn’t familiar with the Explorers group, here is a short video explaining what we do each week.
Here is a link to a form to show your interested in participating.
Hope to to you all (virtually soon)
Stay safe, wear a mask and wash your hands!
Space Invaders Part 2
I know I said a day or two but It took me a while to get back to it. Busy week last week with you all getting back to school work online.
So here is Part 2 Space Invaders hope you enjoy and I’m sure you will all add lots of interesting features to make it much better than mine.
Hope you are all keeping well and safe and are helping your parents out around the house.
Here is another video to follow along to. I made a Space Invaders game. There is a lot in it, so I have broken it up into two videos.
Part 1 is Here and I will get Part 2 out to you in a day or two.
Video Week 1 – Snakes & Ladders
Hope you are all keeping safe and well, getting lots of exercise and fresh air, doing your work that your teachers have given you and of course helping out around the house.
I’ve made a video of how to make a snakes & ladders game in scratch. It is tailored towards my Explorers Group here in Coderdojo, Athenry but of course it is available to anyone and feel free to share it.
I hope to do more if I can but you’ll get notified when a new video is up. I have created a YouTube channel so you can the video as it was too large for this website.
Here is the link: https://youtu.be/cjQ0qE6ALLI
Hope to see you all soon and don’t forget,
KEEP WASHING THOSE HANDS!
Explorers Week 5&6 – Pacman
For the last two weeks (with a break for a Red Weather Warning!) we worked on a Pacman type game. We tried to put in all the code we have learned over this year and all the games were brilliant and all so different.
We designed our own sprites rather than take them from the library.
Here are the notes in PDF CDA-S9-Week_05_Pacman.pdf
Here is a link to the game if you want to check it out. https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/375094277
See you two weeks time, keep yourselves safe and healthy.
Julie, Ruaidhrí, Iseult and Eoin