Paul Sutton

Coding

Code Club 3/12/2022

The next Code Club session is on Saturday 3rd December. We will have the usual mix of stuff, and hopefully welcome some new attendees.

Code Club Links

Coming up

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

Tags

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,

Code Club 19/11/2022

The next Code Club session is on Saturday19th November. We will have the usual mix of stuff, and hopefully help new attendees out at the same time.

Code Club Links

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 3rd December 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

Tags

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Data,#Privacy

Code Club 5/11/2022 Write up

The Code Club session 5th November tuned out to be quite busy, with a good mix of Hour of code, Scratch and discussions on the schools curriculum, data collection, social media & Privacy, this was mostly with one of the parents.

Code Club Links

Next session

  • Next week is the STEM Group 12th November
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 19th November 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

Tags

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Data,#Privacy

Code Club 5/11/2022

The next Code Club session is on 5th November. We should be able to carry on with Blender, Scratch and other projects.

Code Club Links

I was asked right at the end of the previous session about a homework project to design something that hasn't been invented yet. I came up with the idea that they look at the space industry given we are going back to the Moon and eventually going to Mars.

The following Links may be a useful starting point.

Courses

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 19th November 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

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Tags

#CodeClub,#Blender,#Scratch,#RocksAndDiamonds,#Coding, #GameDesign

Code Club 15/10/2022 Write Up

We had a very quiet session today for some reason. Based on the list of attendees booked I set up 3 computers with blender, then also the teaching PC and projector to play a video introducing Blender.

I did have 3 people attend, they were regulars to Code Club but not booked, nevertheless we had a good session with some scratch and discussions around social media.

Right at the end I had two people arrive who are are now booked on to the next session on the 5th November. I will factor this in and sort out some resources so they can start with module 1 of Scratch and work through the various modules and activities.

As sessions are two hours, this gives ample time to not only complete the activity but also move on to adapting the finished project further.

However I think they have another project in mind so I will look at finding some useful resources for that too.

I also used the time to print off the remaining Data Detox workshop slides so I have all of these printed along with their respective support materials ready for a future session.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#Blender,#Scratch,#RocksAndDiamonds,#Coding, #GameDesign

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 5th November 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

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Paignton Library STEM Group – October 2022

The October STEM group meeting will be taking place on Saturday 8/10/2022.

Harding is looking at doing a talk / discussion on

  • Historical units, and dimensions in equations.
  • For engineering equations I offer two examples:-
    • The bending of beams
    • Aerodynamic lift from a wing.
  • Well will also have Prospects from Brixham joining us Prospects have interest in “data, data analytics, data science, perhaps making things with sensors and Raspberry Pis”
  • This event also falls during World Space Week

Tags

#STEM,#Science,#Space,#Activities,#Coding.#Discussions

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Code Club 1/10/2022

Carrying on from last session,

We have access to Blender, a 3d graphics package, which can also handle animation etc. There are some good resources for this, so lets see what we can create.

I highly recommand that attendees bring a USB memory stick for saving work / projects. We can't save work to the Library computers, saving work to a cloud service is do-able, but this is sometimes tripped up as due to logging in from a different IP address than normal.

Don't worry we can still do Scratch, HTML / CSS and any of the usual activities.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#Blender,#Scratch,#RocksAndDiamonds,#Coding, #GameDesign

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 1st October 2022.
  • Next STEM Group meeting 8/10/2022

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

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Astro PI mission zero 2022

This years challenge launched on 22nd September.

Mission Zero offers young people the chance to have their code run in space! Write a simple program to take a reading from the colour and luminosity sensor on an Astro Pi computer on board the International Space Station, and use it to set the background colour in a personalised image for the astronauts to see as they go about their daily tasks.

Entries for Mission Zero 2022/23 are open from 22 September 2022 to 17 March 2023. 

Links

Tags

#AstroPi,#RaspberryPi,#ISS,#Coding,#STEM,#MissionZero,#CodeClub

Code Club 17/9/2022 Write up

Really good and productive session today. After some initial scratch work, and some Rocks and Diamonds level creation, we moved on to the topic of game design.

As we have access to Blender, a 3d graphics package, which can also handle animation etc. We can hopefully start to look at this as an activity for longer term. A good few of the attendees seem to be interested in learning more about this. So this is a topic for the next code club meeting on 1st October.

I highly recommand that attendees bring a USB memory stick for saving work / projects. We can't save work to the Library computers, saving work to a cloud service is do-able, but this is sometimes tripped up as due to logging in from a different IP address than normal.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#Blender,#Scratch,#RocksAndDiamonds,#Coding, #GameDesign

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 1st October 2022.
  • Next STEM Group meeting 8/10/2022

Please contact Paignton Library for details.

Paignton Library STEM Group – September 2022

The library has Cancelled this event due to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Tags

#STEM,#Science,#Space,#Activities,#Coding.#Discussions