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
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!
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.
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!
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
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
and here is a link to the game
See you all in two weeks, enjoy the mid term break!
Julie, Ruaidhrí, Eoin and Iseult
We had a great day in Scratch Beginners on Saturday! We created a project in which the Sprites communicated with each other to tell some sort of a story or bad joke, Like I did!
Timing was very important, each sprite had to wait for the other sprite to have their say.
Here are the notes from this week CDA-S9-Week-3-StoryTelling.pdf
We are going to do a great Maths Game this Saturday so we look forward to seeing all there.
Ruaidhri, Julie, Iseult and Eoin
This week we finished our game from last week, Breakout!
Now there were a lot of complex ideas, rotations, degrees and we created two variables.
Here are the notes in PDF from CDA-S8_Week 1_20-Breakout.pdf
If you want to upload your own game, log in with the following details on http://www.scratch.mit.edu
Here is a link to the finished game that I have uploaded to the scratch website
Thank you so much to Eoin you led the session on Saturday, I think you all enjoyed it. I think you will agree that our two Black Belt Mentors did really well leading their first session. So thank you Ruaidhrí and Eoin
Eoin did a Christmas Scene with you. Here a some screenshots of the code.
See you all on Saturday and Remember bring your own drinks!
Iseult, Julie, Ruaidhrí and Eoin