Capalaba Library started the term off strong for both Code Club and Robotics club. The first week of Code Club was all about the participants learning about Makey Makey and connecting the internet to everyday objects. The participants were given a range of materials which they had to explore whether they were conductive or not. With the conductive materials they created a drum kit on Scratch, where a certain sound would play when they hit a certain material. It was a very successful session, with all of the participants asking whether we would do it again next week.
Participants this term in Robotics Club will once again look at the EV3 Lego Mindstorms and learn the basics of coding and troubleshooting their robot. The first week was all about building their robot and working out how to start the robot and how to run the demo program. The participants were incredibly excited and got all the work done with time to spare!
As the participants were building their robot, the presenters asked the question “If you could build and program a Robot, what would it do?” The responses ranged from a robot designed to clean a room, to a robot that makes pizza (yum). And this is the question that starts the process of thinking, “what can I actually do to make this robot perform this task….” And “what do I need to do to make this a reality”. This is what we aim to inspire at the Redland Libraries Robotics club.
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.