Paul Sutton

codeclub

Code Club 4/2/2023

Paignton Library code club is attendee ship is picking up nicely, We are still using scratch but some of us are slowly moving to text based languages in some form or other.

The core code club activities are still available. If you have been Scratch or other block based coding for a while then you may want to start looking at the next stage. which could be useful if starting with the Raspberry Pi.

I have included a link to the GNU/Linux command line BASH shell tutorials,

If you would like to start undertaking more with Python, we have 4 copies of the Python for beginners book on the shelf, and there is a copy in the Library which can be borrowed. The Pis and laptops / netbooks do have Python installed. But it may just be easier to get a Repl.it account

Going further, the two laptops I gave out on the 7th have the GoDot game engine installed, this is for creating more advanced games, the main language for this is GD Script.

For those of you working on Responsive web design then this seems to be going really well.

There are also some contests you can get involved with, some of these are listed below.

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Hacking,#Python,#Contests

Code Club 21/1/2023

Paignton Library code club seems to be picking up nicely, we are slowly starting to move away from Scratch on to text based programming which is really good. I have now updated the links list to reflect what we are starting to use.

The core code club activities are still available. If you have been Scratch or other block based coding for a while then you may want to start looking at the next stage. which could be useful if starting with the Rasperry Pi.

I have included a link to the GNU/Linux command line BASH shell tutorials,

If you would like to start undertaking more with Python, we have 4 copies of the Python for beginners book on the shelf, and there is a copy in the Library which can be borrowed. The Pis and laptops / netbooks do have Python installed. But it may just be easier to get a Repl.it account

Going further, the two laptops I gave out on the 7th have the GoDot game engine installed, this is for creating more advanced games, the main language for this is GD Script.

There are also some contests you can get involved with, some of these are listed below.

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Hacking,#Python,#Contests

Snap Blocks

I was looking for something relating to the snap package on Debian, but happened up on another programming tool using blocks. So am sharing.

Snap is produced by the University of Berkley in California, and allows you to create code using blocks, but at the same time displaying corresponding Python 3 code. As with Scratch everything is stored in the cloud.

Something to take a look at during code club at some point.

More information can be found in the links below.

Visually create, save, and share projects, in the cloud, with Snap!, a blocks-based programming language. Brought to you by
UCBerkeley,

Tags

#Snap,#Coding,#Blocks,#Python,#Education,#CodeClub, #PaigntonLibrarySTEMGroup

Code Club 7/1/2022 reminder

The next Code Club session is on Saturday 7th January 2023. We will have the usual mix of stuff, and hopefully welcome some new attendees.

Code Club Links

Young coders contest

As a few attendees are interested in this, I am sharing the information.

There is a young coders contest coming up in 2023, that runs from January to May. The video below is from the 2022 contest

Young Coders Contest

You can register for this on the website

Hope to get a few schools on board with this to help support those taking part.

Tags

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Hacking,#Python,#Contests

  • STEM Group – Saturday 14th January 2022
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 21th January 2023.

Code Club 7/1/2022

The next Code Club session is on Saturday 7th January 2023. We will have the usual mix of stuff, and hopefully welcome some new attendees.

Code Club Links

Young coders contest

As a few attendees are interested in this, I am sharing the information.

There is a young coders contest coming up in 2023, that runs from January to May. The video below is from the 2022 contest

Young Coders Contest

You can register for this on the website

Hope to get a few schools on board with this to help support those taking part.

Tags

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Hacking,#Python,#Contests

  • STEM Group – Saturday 14th January 2022
  • Next Code Club is Saturday 21th January 2023.

Code Club 17/12/2022

The next Code Club session is on Saturday 17th December. We will have the usual mix of stuff, and hopefully welcome some new attendees.

We now have extra cables for the Micro:bits and can also make more use of the Raspberry Pi's.

RaspPi

MicroBit

Code Club Links

Coming up

Hopefully by the 17th they will have the registration form available.

There is also Youth Hacking 4 freedom however you have until 31st December 2022 to sign up, so if you are interested please do so ASAP.

Just found GCHQ christmas contest details will be available from the 7th December. Download and info page

Young coders contest

There is a young coders contest coming up in 2023, that runs from January to May. The video below is from the 2022 contest

Please contact Paignton Library for details on code club, for the above contests I will try and get more details before the 17th.

Tags

#CodeClub,,#Scratch,#Coding,#Hacking,#Python,#Contests

  • Next Code Club is Saturday 7th January 2023.

Happy to discuss further on Mastodon feel free to sign up and connect, my id is zleap@qoto.org others that don't respect user freedom / privacy.

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

Changing Scratch Interface Language.

One of the advantages with Scratch is that it has a really nice interface, it is also available in a range of different languages.

Before the last Code Club I asked the tutor who runs the group in the room next door to the IT group. While they are learning English, I decided to ask if any of his group are interested in Code Club.

I am posting this to illustrate how to change the language of the Scratch front end, so children who speak other language can access this resource easily.

Video

Notes

  1. You need to be logged to scratch
  2. You need to start a new project
  3. Click on the globe icon and select a language 3a. Note that the globe is normally on the left, but for the languages that read left to right, the globe icon is on the right hand side.

Tags

#CodeClub,#Change,#Language

Data Detox workshops

I have now printed off the slides for all the Data Detox Workshops, so hopefully these can be presented at a future STEM Group meeting.

I could also present these remotely via the Big Blue Button video conferencing & teaching platform.

  • Your Data Detox Starts Here
  • Demystifying Your Data
  • Declutter Your Phone with an App Cleanse
  • Smart Phones, Smart Habits
  • Facts vs. Feelings: Keep Calm and Spot the Design Tricks
  • Facts vs. Feelings: Information... It's Complicated

  • Data Detox

Tags

#Data,#Detox,#Workshop,#DataDetox,#StemGroup,#CodeClub