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.
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.
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.
You all did great work on Saturday, there was some quite complex thinking to be done to figure it out but you did great!
the player picks a level of difficulty and the computer chooses 2 random numbers to add (subtract or multiply- whichever you choose!) together and show the numbers to the player. Fr this we needed 2 SPRITES and 4 VARIABLES called SCORE, LEVEL, NUMBER1 and NUMBER2 as well as 2 BACKDROPS.
The player then has to enter an answer to the equation and the computer tells them whether they are wrong or right.
We repeated the ask/answer questions 5 or 10 times. Can you figure out where the REPEAT loop fits?
We also had a second sprite who reacted positively to correct answers BROADCAST and negatively to wrong answers BROADCAST. You can use whatever sprites you like and change their look whatever way you like. One coder added a puppy as their second and had him bark whenever an answer was correct.
After all the questions were asked we had the 1st Sprite SAY – Game Over! and BROADCAST Game over so that the backdrop changed and music played. There are two ways to change the backdrop- see below!
Can you improve our game??! Can you figure out how to subtract or multiply instead of add? Can you get the computer to add three numbers together or give the user 3 level options like: easy, medium or hard? The notes for the Maths Game are here: CDA-S9-Week_4_20-MathsGame.pdf