This term in Beginners Robotics Club Capalaba, attendees learnt again how to construct and code a Lego EV3 Mindstorm ready for a fantastic Sumo Battle at the end of the term.
The kids learnt how to code their robot to turn, make sounds, stop on lines and even how to avoid being “attacked” when in the Sumobot ring. It was yet again another successful term filled with a lot of laughter and hard work. Well done to term 2 participants!
This term in STEAM Club Capalaba, attendees learnt the basics of scratch and how that can be applied to different technologies such as Makey Makeys.
The first few weeks of Term 2 were about learning and familiarising the attendees with Scratch coding and how we will be using it throughout the term. After they breezed through the first few weeks, the next set of activities were aimed at using the coding skills that the kids had learnt, and applying that to creating a musical instrument and a gaming controller. The instruments and gaming controllers were both constructed with cardboard and a Makey Makey kit and coded using Scratch. The kids loved making their instruments, controllers and games as it allowed them to be as creative as they liked with their decorating and coding styles! So many great games, designs and colours.
Well done to term 2 participants! You all did extremely well.
Monsters were the theme of last term at Cleveland with our participants asked to make a Kaiju.
Our narrative was that our baby was kidnapped by an evil corporation in Megalopolis, we had to rescue our baby, take it back to the sea from where we rose and accrue points from successful detection, collecting the kaiju baby, destroying the city, monster design and the area the Kaiju traveled.
Over 7 weeks we designed our Kaiju, with monsters based on scorpions, turtles, crabs, dogs and even elephants.
Learning outcomes included design thinking, computational thinking, some new conditional programming and of course the joy of watching your Kaiju destroying Megalopolis!
Welcome to Code Redlands
Code Redlands is a STEAM and robotics program dedicated to creating a an environment where we can explore, learn and create. With Digital Literacy a new focus for the future, we want to augment digital literacy skills by offering space, technology, and facilitators. We hope to equip the next generations of Queenslanders with STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) skills to find their own place in an increasingly digital world.
Redland Libraries offer School Holiday Activities throughout the year for children aged 8 and above.