Learn [to] Code

Stop Motion Animation

This is something that Mason has been doing on his own for quite some time now and we've started to publish some of the works, checkout his channel. I say "we" in the general sense, he's the mastermind behind the works and I using that to orchestrate "teachable moments" (i.e. "not too much violence", "less LEGO blood"). We've also used it as a bit of a philosophical discussion about the rights film makers give up to see their work published.

Scratch

Mason and I have been working on building out some slides that teach programming concepts using the Scratch programming language. The slides are hosted on learncode.ca and under "Programming from Scratch". The program was designed to gain interest in program, parents and kids are encouraged to browse the many online resources available on scratch (and other websites) that go into more depth. If you find it interesting let us know on the contact form.

Robots

In addition we have spent some time looking at various programmable robots (huge thanks for our friend for letting us preview their robots)

  • Programming Robots: An overview of a number of programmable robots on the market.
  • Musical Robots: Using a scratch-like language we converted a song Mason wrote for guitar called "Don't be Scared" into code and then transferred to our micro:bit which we wired to a sound board.