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CoderDojo Ham 24 February 2018

CoderDojo Ham @ Kingston University

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 14:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

CoderDojo Ham 24 February 2018

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Scratch
Accompanied by parent or carer
1d 50m Free   Add to Waitlist
Python
Accompanied by parent or carer
Sold Out 1d 50m Free  
Web and HTML
Accompanied by parent or carer
Sold Out 1d 1h 20m Free  
App Design
Accompanied by parent or carer
Sold Out 1d 20m Free  
Raspberry Pi Jam
Accompanied by parent or carer
Sold Out 1d 50m Free  
Micro:bit enchanted hat
Accompanied by parent or carer
Sold Out 1d 50m Free  

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Event Details

Free event open to children aged 7 to 17 accompanied by a parent or carer.

There is free on-site parking and easy access by public transport. See here for directions.

Only book one activity per child.

If your youngster wishes to use a club laptop, book a ticket for an activity AND ALSO a ticket for a loan laptop. Please only book a club laptop if you really don't have one of your own to bring.

NB for the App Design and Raspberry Pi you don't need a laptop.

If in doubt which activity to choose, email us for advice :-)

Scratch
An ideal way to get started with coding and have amazing fun building video games and animations, with all the help you need. If you have done some Scratch before, we’ve a great choice of projects to make; or develop your own game concept with the help of our wizard mentors.
Bring a laptop or book club machine.

Python
If you already know Scratch and can type ok, now’s the time to try this powerful grown-up scripting language (and have fun too!) by creating guessing games, interactive jokes, fantasy games, noughts & crosses and lots more. Plus there's the opportunity to program the amazing micro:bit with MicroPython to play musical sequences.
Bring a laptop or book club machine. Micro:bits are provided.

Web page mixing and creation
Interested in learning how to create your own web pages? To start with we may use Mozilla’s X-Ray Goggles or Thimble tools to explore HTML, without having to type lots of text. Choose some web pages that already exist and remix copies of them to make your own versions! Then go on to learn  HTML and totally design your own web pages. You can progress to using CSS for changing page layouts or use Javascript to program how different elements of a page respond to user interaction.
Bring a laptop or book club machine.

Design Club - design a helpful mobile app
Through a Design Thinking Process, children will design a helpful mobile app for a target user of their choice. Young designers will work through 5 phases: frame a design challenge, empathise with their target user, generate ideas, prototype a solution, and test that solution for real-world feedback.
Suitable for Year 5 and upwards. Please bring your own pens and pencils for sketching, and a mobile phone (for prototyping) if you have one.

Mini Raspberry Pi Jam
Build electronic circuits and use Scratch or Python to program them. Light an LED and modify the code to build a reaction time game. Program a buzzer then use it to make an intruder alarm. Build an interface between Minecraft and the physical world. And while all this is going on, explore the Linux operating system at the heart of the wonderful Raspberry Pi.
Session uses Club Pis

Hogwarts sorting hat with micro:bit
We're going to make our own enchanted sorting hat with some cardboard, an LED strip and the microbit! We will create the sorting hat following some simple instructions, and then we'll code it to make it glow, think and decide on which Hogwarts house the wearer should be in! We'll get the chance to play around with the code!! And we'll decorate the sorting hat with stickers and pens to make it look enchanted!
We will use a Scratch-like language so you only need to have a little coding experience.
Bring a laptop or book club machine. Club micro:bits provided but you are welcome to bring your own

Terms of participation:
A
parent or carer must accompany their child/children throughout the session and take responsibility for them and for their belongings while on Kingston University premises. Being cool means no bullying, lying or wasting people's time. Please show respect for the University's equipment and buildings; and have consideration for others at all times.

If you book places but are unable to attend, kindly let us know so we can re-allocate the places to those on our waiting list. We reserve the right to refuse bookings in future by families who repeatedly book tickets, cannot attend and do not let us know.

When you book, your email address will automatically be included in the mailing list for other CoderDojo events in the London area. We will never share your email with any third party. If you prefer not to be on the London area list, just click on the 'unsubscribe' button in any email you receive from CoderDojo London.

Do you have questions about CoderDojo Ham 24 February 2018? Contact CoderDojo Ham @ Kingston University

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Kingston University
Penrhyn Road Campus
Main Building, The Courtyard Room
KT1 2EE Kingston upon Thames
United Kingdom

Saturday, 24 February 2018 from 14:00 to 16:30 (GMT)


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CoderDojo Ham @ Kingston University

This is the local CoderDojo for kids aged 7 to 17 in Ham, Richmond, Kingston and surrounding areas.   We aim to run our Dojo at least monthly during term time, so join our mailing list by emailing hamrichmond.uk@coderdojo.com and follow us on Twitter @CoderDojoHam.


CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer-led global movement running free coding clubs for youngsters.  At Dojos, they learn how to  develop websites, apps, and games; or program robots and other electronic devices.  Dojos are set up and led by volunteers.  In addition to learning to code, members meet like-minded people and share their coolest projects with 'show and tell' sessions. Our aim is to make development and learning to code a fun and sociable experience. The youngsters must be accompanied throughout the session by their parent or carer.

 

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