Hi Guys

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.

Keep safe

Martha

Hi guys

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.

Enjoy

Martha

Video Week 1 – Snakes & Ladders

Hi everyone!

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.

Hope to see you all soon and don’t forget,

KEEP WASHING THOSE HANDS!

Martha

Explorers Week 4 – Maths Game

Hi everyone,

You all did great work on Saturday, there was some quite complex thinking to be done to figure it out but you did great!

1. 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.
2. The player then has to enter an answer to the equation and the computer tells them whether they are wrong or right.
3. We repeated the ask/answer questions 5 or 10 times. Can you figure out where the REPEAT loop fits?
4. 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.
5. 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

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/367754778/embed

See you all in two weeks, enjoy the mid term break!

Martha

Julie, Ruaidhrí, Eoin and Iseult

Explorers Week 3 – Storytelling

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.

Martha

Ruaidhri, Julie, Iseult and Eoin

Explorers Week 2 Breakout!

Hi everyone

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

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Here is a link to the finished game that I have uploaded to the scratch website

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/362453265

Explorers Week 11 Christmas Scene

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!

Martha

Iseult, Julie, Ruaidhrí and Eoin

Explorers Week 9 – Guessing Game!

Hello Everyone,

Great to see you all on Saturday.

We made a slight departure from the games we have done in previous weeks. This weeks game was a mathematical Guessing Game.

We only had one sprite and one large block of code. We had to create variables and figure out all the possible situations that could occur when a guess was made.

Here are the notes in PDF form from this weeks session CDA-S8-Week_09-GuessNumbers.pdf

Martha

Iseult, Julie, Ruaidhrí and Eoin

Week 8 2019 Explorers – Paint Program

Hi everybody,

our drawing program. We made good use of costumes this week to make it look like we were dipping our paint brush in each of the different colours.

We also used a variable similarly to how we used in the Piano Game we made. We made it into a slider and then code select the Pen Size we wanted.

Here are the notes in PDF. CDA-S7-Week_08-Paint.PDF

Martha

Explorers Week 05 – How fast can you type?

Great to see you all on Saturday.

Last week I showed you how to control and move a Sprite, this week we didn’t use any Sprites, everything happened on the Background, but we were still able to create movement.

We created a Timer, this is a piece of code that can be added to any game and is a great one to know.

Every time a the correct key was pressed, the next Background would appear.

For the first time this year we did a Broadcast. This is useful when you want one part of the code to communicate with another part of the code. We used this so that when the last letter was typed, a message was broadcast to stop the timer and display it.

This coming week is the last one before our midterm break. I am going to show you a couple of techniques for showing movement. We will use costumes for the Sprites and it will be Halloween based.

Then everyone is going to work on their own game, based on the Boo Challenge. You do not have to enter the competition if you do not want, but you will use it as your idea for you game.

Here are the notes from last week in PDF CDA-S8-Week 5-How fast can you Type.pdf

Martha

Julie, Iseult, Ruaidhrí and Eoin