20171208 Kids Coding Class

Submitted by Valerie on Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:42

In Friday’s Lego robot class, the kids built an obstacle course using Duplo blocks that wound around the classroom. Then the kids needed to program their Lego robot to navigate the course. This requires a lot testing and refinement of their program. We only finished the part of the robot program, so we will finish up next week.

這週五的樂高機器人課程中,孩子們用教室裡的積木做了不同的障礙物。然後他們必須編寫導航程式,讓機器人避開這些障礙物抵達目的地,不過這需要大量的測試及修改,因此我們在這週僅完成了編程,剩下的留待下週繼續完成。

20171117 Kids Coding Class

Submitted by Valerie on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:52

In last Friday's Lego programming class, we added sound, lights and button press sensing to our robot's programs. The kids learned that the Wait block can wait for many types of events. And lastly we learned about friction: how large surface area increases friction and tiny ridges on the Lego Pegs can change how two Lego Beams connect.

20171110 Kids Coding Class

Submitted by Valerie on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:48

In today's kids coding class we worked in our first Lego robot. Since this is our first one, we made a crawling robot. We started with just a motor and arms and once we got that working, we added the Mindstorms Brick. I encouraged the kids to engage in “problem finding”, not just problem solving. We would look at what they made and ask “Does this work the way we want?” or “What would make the robot better?”

20171107 Unity Coding Class

Submitted by Valerie on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 11:02

In this week’s coding class, we continued to learn more about Unity. Our game menus use UI canvas to overlay the game space. And we learned how to import images and position them precisely in the camera view. We also programmed our music player to play continuously through level changes using a singleton pattern and static variables.

20171013 Coding Class

Submitted by Valerie on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:11

In yesterday’s kids coding class, we started our final Scratch program, a multi-level game where the player avoids guards, unlocks doors and collects treasure. We learned how to have sprites only appear on certain levels and how to control which level we are on. We haven’t the first level yet, but hopefully we’ll finish all 3 levels next week.

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