Term four, and the last term for the year, of Coding and Robotics have started and participants have blown us away with how great they are at coding!
Week one at Capalaba consisted of learning about pseudo code with Lego mazes. The lesson started off with participants learning about what Pseudo code is and how it is applied in everyday life. Then it was the challenges of the lesson to build a maze using Lego, then write down instructions of how to navigate their maze and see if another participant can successfully move through the maze according to the instructions.
It was interesting seeing how each child built their maze and wrote their code and how well the other children worked through the mazes. Some participants wrote turn right then move, turn left and then move and some simply wrote turn right, turn left and moved through the maze like that. So it was up to the participants to figure out which way was correct. I explained that pseudo code is like a recipe, you need to know exactly what to do in each step. The participants went back and readjusted their code and all mazes were successfully walked through.
A huge term this term with a mixed class of beginners and our usual intermediate group.
Our basics class began with our standard 6 hour basics course and then developed their own sumobots to battle for supremacy.
Our intermediate class began “Mission Impossible” , a problem that focussed more on reliability of programming.
Using line following and colour recognition, our teams had to bypass a sentry, unlock a digital door and identify the VIT( Very Important Thing).
By using PID (proportional, integral, derivative)line following, we were able to more effectively follow our lines and create a more reliable robot and introduce our participants to a more competition level task.
It was a great term 3 here at Cleveland, using Minecraft as a focus. We had fun with a variety of activities from coding with minecraft hour of code, bluebots), networking and gaming and stop motion using the minecraft stop motion app.
We even brought our own popcorn for the stop motion premier on the last day! Click here to see the stop motion videos.
Welcome to Code Redlands
Code Redlands is a coding 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.
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