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Code Using Robots-Term 4 Weekend 4-Week Program
Sun. 23 October 2016, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm AWST
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This fun packed, interactive introductory course to coding for beginners uses visual programming language (or block coding) to code Sphero Robotic Balls. Participants will engage in various coding activities and apply math, physics, computer science and engineering concepts learnt along the way.
Suitable for ages 7 to 12. Workshops run for 1.5 hours once a week on Sunday's over 4 weeks commencing on 23 October, then 30 October, 6 November and 13 November 2016 from 3.30 pm to 5 pm.
Week 1 - Introduction to coding with blocks (visual programming language) and Sphero Robotic Balls. Learning areas include spacial awareness, logic, math and geometry.
Week 2 - Coding activities and games. Learning areas include logic, math, physics and computer science concepts.
Week 3 - Obstacle Course design and coding. Learning areas include physics and computer science and engineering concepts.
Week 4 - Obstacle Course Challenge.
Parents are encouraged to attend with their children but not essential. Each participant is assigned an individual robot to use during the workshops. Learning materials are provided. Workshops are limited to 10 participants.
BYO iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android/Kindle device. Note compatibility with devices as follows:
- iOS - Requires iOS 8+. iPad 2 does not support Bluetooth Smart robots
- Android - Requires 4.4+. Some 4.4+ devices do not support Bluetooth Smart robots
- Kindle - Requires Fire OS 5.0+ running on Kindle Fire 2015, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10