Paul Sutton

Scratch

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.

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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.

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.

Code Club 20/8/2022

The next Code Club will be on Saturday 20th August 2022 @ Paignton Library, we will carry on with what we are doing, mostly Hour of Code, block based programming, Scratch and the Free Code Camp responsive web design course.

We need MORE people in Torbay to come forward and run Code Clubs. Code Clubs could really benefit from working together too, so we can share expertise to benefit those who attend. We can then come together at STEM group meetings and share further.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit,#Minetest

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 3th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 6/8/2022

The next Code Club will be on Saturday 6th August 2022 @ Paignton Library, we will carry on with what we are doing, mostly Hour of Code, block based programming, Scratch and the Free Code Camp responsive web design course.

We need MORE people in Torbay to come forward and run code clubs. I think code clubs would really benefit from working together too, so we can share expertise to benefit those who attend. We can then come together at STEM group meetings and share further.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

Next session

  • Next STEM Group meeting is Saturday 13th August 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 16/7/2022 Write up

It was fairly quiet again today, probably due to the weather. Nevertheless it was a good, productive session and attendees left having learnt a few more skills.

Lots of good coding with Hour of code activities too.

So very positive going forward.

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 6th August 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is Saturday 13th August 2022.
    • Part the plan for this STEM session is to look at the August Space Telescope Science Institute lecture about the James Webb Telescope lecture video.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 16/7/2022

Next code club is :- Saturday 16th July 2022. 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So more of the same,

  • Scratch
  • HTML/CSS,
  • Python.
  • Hour Of code
  • Computer audit, we need to figure out which PC's have issues, so I will attempt to undertake some of this during the session.
  • Whatever else we can do during the session

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 6th August 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th August 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 2/7/2022

Next code club is :- Saturday 2nd July 2022. 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So more of the same,

  • Scratch
  • HTML/CSS,
  • Python.
  • Hour Of code
  • Whatever else we can do during the session

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th July 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 18/6/2022 Write Up

Next code club is :- Saturday 2nd July 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So a busy session today. Before the session started, I set up a drinks station with a jug of water, bottle of juice along with some paper cups.

Today, attendees worked on Scratch, HTML / CSS, I also had two attendees complete Hour of code. I also helped an attendee with their laptop, in so far as connecting to a monitor as their laptop screen is not working. They left with an HDMI cable so they could at least use it at home connected to a TV or monitor.

I think hour of code is a really good icebreaker for sessions, esp as the theming for Minecraft, Starwars and Frozen should appeal to a wide range of users.

Lucy also dropped in with a notebook and a large lever arch file for the STEM group resources.

During the session the four netbooks were also charged. These will be used to help teach the GNU / Linux command shell and Shell scripting to who ever is interested, however this also links in with wider projects to help people who want to self host.

So some really good work today, people are already booked in for the next session. I am still working on getting the lego Mindstorms working.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit,#OpenToEmployment

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th July 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 18/6/2022

Next code club is :- Saturday 18th June. 10am to 12:00 Paignton Library & Information Centre

So more of the same, Scratch, HTML/CSS, Python. I am looking to start also running through the BASH command line series at some point. I have some netbooks set up for this, so there can be a practical element to learning too.

These videos were part of the cybersecurity series. However this is now being refactored in to a more comprehensive series about using the GNU/Linux command line, bash scripting, text editing and more.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#FreeCodeCamp,#Microbit,#Scratch,#Python,#WebDesign,#Lego,#Coding,#Education,#LookingForWork,#LegoWeDo, #Replit

  • The next Code Club will be on Saturday 2nd July 2022 @ Paignton Library,
  • Next STEM Group meeting is 9th July 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Lego Mindstorms

We have sone Lego Mindstorms at Code Club, which has remained largely unused until now. Partly due to lack of time and or expertise to figure it out.

As I am helping at a digital leaders club, we have been trying to use the lego owned by the school, as with the Lego Mindstorms both the NXT and RCX bricks are no longer supported.

Lego

Step in the Brick Pi, obtained from the same school as the Lego (not the school I am running this club at). Despite the Lego sitting in a cupboard for a few years, it still boots up and I can actually run a motor fine. So a good starting point.

On Thursday, I will be taking this in to the digital leaders club, so that we can hopefully experiment with it.

This is the best I can do at the moment, hopefully installing scratch Link will allow Scratch 3 to talk to the existing rxc or the nxt block I am using, but that belongs to code club.

Should give us some scope to undertake more Lego Mindstorms at the library.

Tags

#CodeClub,#LegoMindstorms,#BrickPi,#Scratch,#Engineering,#Coding, #LookingForEmployment