ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 9 Dec 2017

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This is what our Saturdays made of 🙂

Captains preparing the class 🙂 ProCodeCG doesn’t hire programmers. We raise them 🙂

These are (from left to right): Ain (going to start his first Captain duty on coding camp next week), Capt. Azriel, Tiga (Ain’s little brother) and Capt. Awa 🙂

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Thanks so much for preparing the class 🙂 :*

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Capt. Awa is in the middle of his project: building a radar system for navigation 🙂

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He was going to disassemble an AroX robot and took some parts of it for his project

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We’re going to use ultrasonic sensors and servo

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And some codes, of course

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Awa’s workplace 😀

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After watching some tutorials, we decided to disassembly a microservo and modify it to be able to rotate 360 degrees continously

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We had to cut something out of these gears

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and put them altogether again

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Well, this requires lots of patience and hard work 😉

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Ozan was still investigating why the ultrasonic counter wouldn’t work with LCD

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We’ve tried many configurations and codes

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Even changed the LCD because this one wouldn’t turn on

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There are days when things are so frustrating but we will keep working on it, yes Ozan? 😀

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Even if we have to start all over again from the beginning 😀

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The class

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And a little coding mom reunion 🙂

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It was such a perfect Saturday 🙂 Can’t wait to continue our research again next Saturday 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 18 Nov 2017

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Hello! Today we only have Koosha working on Arduino/ESPectro Programming but with lots of progress 🙂

Koosha came with a new project in mind 😀

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He was working on an elevator project but today, apparently Koosha had something else in mind 😉

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He’s going to assembly this RFID stuff

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The code

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The reading works

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Successfully read from rfid card and rfid tag

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And then successfully write to the card and tag too 😉

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The code

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Then adding an LCD 🙂 Still not working properly but we’re working on it 🙂

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We’ll be reporting more progress next week 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Open Topics – 4 Nov 2017

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Ready for awesome updates from our open topics class today? 🙂

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Ioan continued improving his game and add more features with more techniques 🙂

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Ioan added random bouncing sprites to the game and added lives to the main character

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Capt. Faris helped him along the way 🙂

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Jesse (left) and Jackson (right) were ready to install the latest version of Java, Spigot Server and Minecraft to start Minecraft Modding lesson 🙂

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It took some time to download and install, but they finally got the latest version of Spigot Server running and connect the latest version of Minecraft to the server. Jackson and Jesse then learned JavaScript basic commands to be executed inside Minecraft 🙂

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Adin’s last GameMaker files were in the other computer so he started a new one on this laptop 🙂

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Adin recreated his Race Car Game and lost it because he accidentally close it without saving it first :(((

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So Adin started all over again

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And created a new game: BreakOut

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And finished it in no time 🙂

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Next: Flappy Bird 😉

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Vian helped Adin with some ideas 🙂

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Adin was given task to make the background infinite

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And he did 🙂 Next week he should be able to create random upper and lower pipes 🙂

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Jundy, came up with lots of amazing RedStone works in Minecraft

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Jundy is very good at RedStone components and structures

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He created this amazing structures

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That can automatically build a bridge over a lava river

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The structure is quite complex

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It needs some tricks

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It uses transmitters

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Pretty difficult structures

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Jundy added a tunnel above it

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The on and off switch to furl and unfurl the bridge 🙂 Next week Jundy will be given task to create Adder with RedStone components

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Vian created a whole new game with difficult ideas in head 🙂

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Vian started to learn GML scripts 🙂 A major progress!!! 🙂

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Adit had just finished his Intro to Programming lessons and started to learn GameMaker 🙂

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Creating sprites

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Creating movements, objects, room and scores 🙂

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Adit had created his very first game in GameMaker 🙂

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Azriel keeps making progress with Minecraft Modding

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He was given a task to create a skycrapers with different colors on each level 🙂

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He had to combine skyscraper code with rainbow code, and Capt. Faris came for help

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Yassss, he did it 🙂

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Introducing, ProCodeCG Building 😉 *a big pixel art sign will be on the building 🙂

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The code of this rainbow skyscraper 🙂

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Then to make sure Azriel got the idea, he had given a task to stack up blocks with different colors, and this is the result 🙂 Good work!!! 🙂

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Captain on Duty: Capt. Faris

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Capt. Faris and Jundy always have something to discuss about 🙂

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Next week will be more fun because we keep doing more research 🙂

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 4 Nov 2017

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Hello Saturday 🙂 Always looking forward to see kids coding in our class 🙂

Morning prep 🙂

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Ozan continued working on adding buzzer to his ultrasonic counter

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Ozan had to check simple buzzer code to be added to the new code

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Took a lot of effort because the same problem occur: the ultrasonic counter doesn’t work with buzzer added

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Nafis was back 😀 He’s doing the same project as Ozan and Reza

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And Nafis agree to start it all over again and add the components one by one, using ESPectro 🙂

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Reza helped to make Nafis’ work

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And after the ESPectro shut down for several times due to wrong polarity, it finally worked 😀 but not yet with buzzer and LED 🙂

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The most mysterious thing is that Reza’s wouldn’t work

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It took Reza hours to debug

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He changes the components to find the problem

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Still didn’t work, so we decide to take Ozan’s to be tested on Reza’s code

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And yes it worked 😀 So we combined Reza’s code with Ozan’s board and it worked well 😀

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We’re still curious to find out why Reza’s didn’t work (but at least he has a code that worked well). Reza is a very persistence kid. Won’t stop until it’s done 🙂 Now to buzzer will beep when the count reaches 20 🙂

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Next week we will add LED to it 🙂

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ProCodeCG – Darul Hikam – Intro to Programming to 3rd Graders – 3 Nov 2017

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Today ProCodeCG taught the 3rd Graders of Darul Hikam Elementary School to learn about basic of programming logics 🙂

Captain on duty: Capt. Awa Bullit 🙂 Preparing VGA connector to the display 🙂

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Capt. Awa is a very responsible Captain 🙂 He makes sure everything works 🙂

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Today we learned from Minecraft and Lightbot Hour of Code 🙂

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We learned about sequences, loops, conditionals and problem solving; the most important thing in programming 🙂

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Can you spot Capt. Awa? *he’s so small he looks the same as the 3rd graders 😀 fyi, Capt. Awa is a 4th graders 😀

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Kids learned to do teamwork too 🙂 They learned to help each other 😉

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The kids have completed Minecraft of Code…

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are allowed to continue to LightBot Hour of code. They learned about patterns, functions/procedure and problem solving 🙂

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It was a great class 🙂

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We learned a lot and had so much fun 🙂

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Look at the happy face of the Captain 😀

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Going to see the 4th Graders next week 🙂 See you soon 😉

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Open Topics – 28 Oct 2017

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Open topics class today 😉

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Ioan was still excited creating games with GameMaker 🙂

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He got lots of sprites and objects

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and he added background to the game

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And Capt. Azriel taught Ioan lots of techniques in GameMaker

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Ioan learned some new tricks and the game he was creating was a great one 🙂

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Ain installed Spigot Server and Minecraft

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and started to learn JavaScript commands in Minecraft 🙂

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Ain is also good at RedStone 🙂

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Jundy came with a lot of surprises

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He created a Minecraft world with Blender!

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He created every block from scratch. Unbelievable.

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Then Jundy created some awesome mechanism with RedStone in (the real) Minecraft 🙂

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This works like a shift register

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And we’re thinking on how to implement this machine into something useful. Great work, Jundy 😉

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We got newcomers 🙂 Hello Jackson 🙂

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Jackson has a very strong skill in programming basics already 🙂

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He finished CodeCombat very easily

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And also the LightBot. Next week Jackson wants to learn Minecraft Modding 🙂

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The other newcomer is Jesse, Jackson’s friend 🙂

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Jesse was working on CodeCombat but because he had to leave earlier, he hadn’t finished it and didn’t continue to LightBot 🙂

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Jesse wants to learn Minecraft Modding too, next week 🙂

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Altair continued his Racing Car Game

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Ain showed Al how to create random spawning objects 🙂

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Ain is a great teacher 😉

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Yay, Altair finished his Racing Car Game, with exploding animation and scores 🙂

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Tyo wanted to created games with jMonkeyEngine

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Tyo did some research and downloaded the library. He will see if it’s not to difficult and if it is, we’re going to find other projects 🙂

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Azriel making lots of progress today

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and learned lots of debugging 🙂 Programming is a great way to teach discipline and consistency to kids 😉

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Faris is still doing image recognition research

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He tried and learned lots of libraries

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Train the system

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And these are the results

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Using our own dataset! Amazing work Faris. A huge progress!

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Can’t wait to see the kids again next week! 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Open Topics – 21 Oct 2017

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Our open topics kids coding class 🙂

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Altair had just attended one session of GameMaker and this is the progress when he came back to the next class 🙂

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He added more features to the game

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plus lots of sprites, objects and background and rooms 🙂

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He added levels with different challenges on every levels 😉

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And he started to create the next game: Racing Car 🙂

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Capt. Azriel helped Al to resize the background

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Altair’s little brother joined in 😀

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He wanted to play and typing something on the laptop and Altair was very busy keeping him away from the laptop 😀

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Ain had created lots of apps with Thunkable but his laptop has problems with connecting to internet so while he waited he opened GameMaker and improved his game 🙂

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We used different laptop to log in to Ain’s Thunkable account and these are some of what Ain’s had created: guessing odd or even number app

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Bouncing Ball App

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And Doodling App 😉

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Capt. Faris was still busy with his research: was given a new task with TensorFlow 😉

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Clarence was back! This time he wanted to install C++ compiler and started coding in C++

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Faris helped

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Clarence apparently had so many things in his head to be coded in C++ 🙂

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And we had a newcomer: Brillian 🙂

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Brillian had to go through Intro to Programming

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First, he had to finished Minecraft Hour of Code

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and got the certificate

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and then he learned about functions with LightBot

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And more logics with some Python using CodeCombat 🙂 In the next class Brillian will learn more with Blockly Games or go straight to game making 🙂

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Nanin! Forgot to save her work :(( So she had to started all over againnnn NOOOOO

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Nanin had to browse through the download folder to find all the pictures of the animals

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and recreated everything

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And then Nanin and Mom discussed the project to be presented to the next exhibition

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She looked so excited 🙂 We’ll see what app Nanin will create next week 🙂

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Vian is getting better each week 🙂

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He created more advanced games and keep adding more features

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The game looked really fun 🙂

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And Vian got the best tutor: Ain (wearing black hat)

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And the best way to test a game is by playing it, together 🙂

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Azriel made lots of progress too 🙂

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He started to code in JavaScript to build things in Minecraft

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Starting with simple shapes and structures like triangle and stairs

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the result

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Very nice progress, Azriel! So proud of you! 😉

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And at the end of the class we learned Sewing 101 by Mama Ain 😉

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*Ignore the face 😀

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The point is: we have lots of topics in the class and we’re always having fun! See you next week! 😉