Paul Sutton

codeclub

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.

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. 

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#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.

Code Club 17/9/2022

The next Paignton Library code club is on 17th September. There will be the usual mix of coding, troubleshooting and discussions. I

We now have some of the Vodafone resources so will be sharing them if anyone is interested.

We still have a few printed resources, which will be binned if no one wants them. Simple fact is, we are running out of space.

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Tags

#CodeClub,#Information,#RaspberryPi,#Troubleshooting, #esafety,#misinformation,#SenseAboutScience,#Vodafone, #DigitalParenting,#StudySkills

Next session

  • Next Week is the STEM Group meeting 10/9/2022
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 17th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 3/9/2022

The next Paignton Library code club is on 3rd September. There will be the usual mix of coding, troubleshooting and discussions. I should have some e-safety resources too.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#Information,#RaspberryPi,#Troubleshooting, #esafety,#misinformation,#SenseAboutScience,#Vodafone, #DigitalParenting

Next session

  • Next Week is the STEM Group meeting 10/9/2022
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 17th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

Code Club 20/8/2022 Write up

So we had another quiet session today, with 4 young people, plus a parent, nevertheless it was productive. Time was initially split between looking for an iphone cable (could not find one), and also troubleshooting a Raspberry Pi, which seemed more successful.

There was also a discussion on e-safety, in terms of posting online and how this can have consequences later on, employers can do searches on applicants for example and also what to post, also a brief discussion on asking for evidence and finding proper, credible information on the internet, I did give peer review a brief mentiobn

It seems really beneficial to have conversations.

This has prompted me to dig out a few resources I have here at home. These are set to one side for the next session. I have also asked the library if they can send off for some copies of the Vodafone digital parenting resource.

We also have access to a tablet with the Lego WeDo software installed so if anyone is interested they can have a go at code club without having to bring along own devices. However attendees can, it really helps as you can store projects on your own device.

Links

Tags

#CodeClub,#Information,#RaspberryPi,#Troubleshooting, #esafety,#misinformation,#SenseAboutScience,#Vodafone, #DigitalParenting

Next session

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 3th September 2022.

Please contact Paignton Library for details and booking.

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.