Another superb session with groups doing Scratch, Python, App Inventor and Raspberry Pi electronic control projects. It was all buzzing with energy and creativity! The Python crowd explored ASCII codes for characters and used that to obscure messages. Some of them managed to reverse the changes to decode messages back to their original form. #python #raspi #scratch
Flashing lights, LED panels, crocodile clips, spaghettis of connector cables and breadboards - it must be a Raspberry Pi Jam! Yes it was our highly successful debut session exploring just some of the amazing possibilities. If it looks like fun to you, we'll be doing another Jam on 25 April so look out for booking to open. Our Scratchers were introduced to the magic of number sorting and then coded a simple bubble sort after watching the legendary Hugarian folk dance version.
A special mini-dojo arranged to meet demand from young beginners (8-10) to get started with Scratch; as usual it was fully booked. The wonderful Ham Youth Centre has a nice computer room with 9 PCs. We used Scratch 1.4 but since then have upgraded to Scratch 2. We hope to offer some similar extra young ninja starter sessions in 2015. #scratch #youngninjas
Our first session went very well indeed! We had a buzzing Scratch room. Some ninjas made use of the computers we had available to us and some brought their own laptops. They installed Scratch on their laptops and had a go at making some games. We had a guest mentor who led a session on html and css - ninjas learnt how html tags were used to create a webpage and then used css to format the text. Ninjas participating in the Python session installed the Python interpreter on the