ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Open Topics – 16 Sep 2017

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ProCodeCG Open Topics Class today 🙂

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Emma is still working on AI for TicTacToe

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She is developing strategy to choose the best move

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There are still some bugs and she is going to fix the data structure and algorithm 🙂

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Clarence started to learn java and data structure 🙂

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He created a java program for monitoring graphics performance

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And his project is to parse a file and sort the content

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Based on certain number and name

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The file, with comma as delimiters

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The parsing is done, now before sorting we need to convert the data from integer to string or vice versa

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Capt. Faris who is very proficient in Java comes to help

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and next is to sort 🙂

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Capt. Faris always has ways to solve things 🙂

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While Cinta is back to creating apps 🙂

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She is creating a To Do List Application

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Altair starts to learn Python with CodeCombat 🙂

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Al seems to like learning to code this way 🙂

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CodeCombat teaches kids logics and basic programming with a tool looking like a game 🙂

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There are missions to accomplish and kids have to write codes on the right window 🙂

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Altair helps Adit to solve the problems to finish the missions

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Adit is very good himself but sometimes he needs a little clue to keep on going

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A fun way to learn coding (Python) 😉

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Conquering challenge after challenge

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Tyo is still working on his temperature measurement application

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It is working nicely now, converting both ways from Celcius to Fahrenheit

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We probably will improve the GUI to be make it possible to convert to and from more temperature units

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Capt. Faris helps Tyo to improve the code

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Faris added textfield listener so the code will automatically show the result on the other textbox when the user enter a number on one textbox

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Sabrina is back to learn web programming 🙂

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She has finished one stage

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and with the help of Capt. Faris has fixed some errors

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In a few weeks Sabrina will be ready to create his own web design with HTML, CSS and Javascript 😉

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Azriel learns different topic today

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He learns JavaScript with Crunchzilla Monster.

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Azriel learns about variables, looping and conditions. Next week Azriel will be learning JavaScript for Minecraft Modding 🙂

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While Capt. Faris is working on this research 😀

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We’re going to develop many things using the result of Faris’ research 🙂 We’ll be reporting soon 😉

 

 

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 16 Sep 2017

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The class is ready 🙂

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Today we are ready to explore new component: micro servo 🙂 Nafis is ready 🙂 *notice the screwdriver and the breadboard on his forehead LOL

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Nafis is so excited to see how a micro servo work 🙂

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Nafis hasn’t finished typing the code so we’re going to try it next week 😉

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While Rezky still needs some time to test his new LCD I2C (we replaced the previous one with a new one)

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the new one didn’t work so we give him the working one and going to claim this one with another replacement. So Rezky will start exploration next week 🙂

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Reza is back 🙂

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He has to catch up with several previous projects before he can start his new project 🙂

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Project for Reza today is Ultrasonic Counter 🙂

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He struggles with libraries and the schematic. Still have to work on it next week 🙂

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Cinta learns robotic at school, and apparently what she has learn in ProCodeCG classes turn out to be very useful 🙂

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The code Cinta developed to turn on a set of LEDs to light up in a certain pattern according to what we enter from serial monitor

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Cinta still has the schematic on the breadboard

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These for LED’s will blink in a pattern defined from serial monitor

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Awesome work, Cinta 🙂

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Next week we will do more projects and fix bugs and errors 🙂

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Glad to know that our class helps kids with their school 🙂

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We’ll be reporting again next 🙂

ProCodeCG Sensor Data Acquisition Training – 11 Sept 2017

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Today we trained lecturers for Politeknik Negeri Pontianak on how to do data acquisition from current sensors 🙂

Class preparation

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We split the team into two: hardware and software. The hardware team started to assemble the components

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while the software team installing the application and libraries

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ESPectro basic testing: blink

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and neopixel animation

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Then we’re ready to connect ESPectro to the circuit and sensor

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We compared the circuit with the one that has been tested and verified

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Still didn’t work

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It took lots of retrying, switching components and we tried every solution possible and think of every source of errors

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still didn’t work

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We just kept trying

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and after we changed the resistors with metal film ones, it worked! 😀

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Current reading when the switch is on

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when off

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when on and off again

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The effort was worth it 🙂 We finally finished the training and ready to collect data for further research and analysis 🙂

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Open Topics – 9 Sept 2017

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Hello!

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This Saturday we had two newcomers 🙂 This one is Al 🙂

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Al learned intro to programming with Minecraft Hour of Code 🙂

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After he finished task one, Al continued to learn about procedures with LightBot 😉

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Then he continued with Blockly Games 🙂 Lots of work today Al, well done 🙂

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The second newcomer is Adit 🙂

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Adit learned the same things Al did 🙂

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Adit was tutored by Capt. Faris 🙂

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Finished the first task

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and then move on to the next 🙂 Adit seemed so excited 🙂

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Emma was still working TicTacToe strategy

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The code generated some errors after Emma added a new function

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Well, with a code looking like this, we certainly need time to find out the problem 🙂

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Aidia started to create games 🙂 With the guide of Capt. Faris 🙂

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Aidia already had ideas in mind about the game she was going to create 🙂

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Aidia was so excited to create her own sprites 🙂

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Finally, Aidia’s first game 🙂

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She just couldn’t stop 😉

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Ain! He came with lots and LOTS of progress 🙂

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From all the tasks and challenges, he created this “Kresek Terbang” game 🙂

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The game is so neatly created and detail, using brilliant tricks and techniques

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Like usual, Ain never do anything less than excellent 🙂 Look at how many sprites and object he created 😀

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Ain also uses a very smart way to put objects in random while the screen moving to the left

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Ain gave lots of tricks and idea to Vian 🙂

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Vian was going to make what’s in his head happen 🙂

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Vian learned lots of new tricks to make his ideas happen 🙂 Well done Vian 🙂

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Vian also wanted to create his own logo 😀

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So we let him express his creativity for a whiel 😀

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Ajil’s game now working just fine 🙂 Last week we had the GameMaker kept hiccuping 😀

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Ajil tested all the game he had created

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Making sure all is running smoothly 🙂 Next week Ajil will be ready to learn something new 🙂

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Tyo had a new idea for a new project 🙂

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He wanted to create a temperature converter 🙂

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Tyo is a very determined boy. He insisted to write his own code, line per line. He refused to copy paste examples from the internet 🙂  Tyo has a problem with casting this variable to integer

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Capt. Faris helped him out 🙂

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So this is going to be Tyo’s homework and we’ll see the progress next week 🙂

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Look at what Capt. Faris learned in the class while teaching 🙂

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Capt. Faris showed Capt. BR his ProCodeCG Attendance App with Face Recognition 😉

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Faris took my pics last week and let the code learn, and now it recognize my face 🙂

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Not yet recognize Capt. BR

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Because the system has only learned Faris’ and my face, Capt. BR was identified as Faris 😀 Later Faris took pics of Capt. BR, feed it to the system, and it can recognize Capt. BR too 🙂 Awesome!

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Well, when Faris’ laptop goes like this, that means the class is over 🙂

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See you next week! 🙂

 

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

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Our Arduino/ESPectro Programming Class this morning 🙂

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Ozan was ready to modify automatic pedestrian traffic light with ultrasonic 🙂 We were going to add LCD to display information to pedestrian 🙂

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It worked 🙂

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The display will show the color of the traffic light:

red

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yellow

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green. Ozan had to change all the text into some info for pedestrian so they will know when to cross and how many times left 🙂

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Nafis

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and Rezky were working on the same project as Ozan

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These two like to work together

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helping each other finding bugs and make the schematics 🙂

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and worked 🙂

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We just had Uben back! His usual laptop was in repair so he brought another one. We spent some time to install and setup everything 🙂

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Uben was told to create ultrasonic counter

 

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Uben likes to assemble things like this 🙂

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Too bad we didn’t had time to type in the code and compile it. Going to do it next week! 🙂

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Next week we will explore projects with micro servo! 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Kids – Open Topics – 2 Sep 2017

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ProCodeCG Open Topics Kids Coding Class 🙂

These girls, Echa and Aidia arrived early 🙂

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They’re ready to learn more about programming with Minecraft 🙂

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Echa and Aidia started to learn Minecraft Designer before they start coding with JavaScript on Spigot Server 🙂

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Neila joined the group of Minecraft Modding with Echa and Aidia 🙂

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They logged in to the same Spigot Server so they can play and code together 🙂

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Capt. Faris (grey jacket) helped the girls with starting up the server and logging in to it 🙂

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Ain! So excited to see the progress 🙂

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Ain has created an amazing game with nine levels 🙂

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The game is very well and carefully designed 🙂

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Each levels offers different challenges *that escalates in an unpredictable way 😀

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Ain has also created another game, a very detailed game with animations

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He creates LOTS of sprites

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and each sprite has LOTS of images for animations

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This one is totally a detailed and determined kid 🙂

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The game is about a watering can that can walk (while animating)

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and when it approaches the plant and water it, the plant will grow 🙂

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the code of how the plant changing sprite to give growing animation 🙂

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And after demoing those two awesome games, Ain created another one

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He hasn’t explained how this game work

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because after Vian arrived, Ain was told to give ideas to Vian 😉

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so they teamed up to create games together 🙂

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Emma was still working on the Tic-Tac-Toe project

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She was in the process of creating data structure and algorithm to make computer chooses the best possible move

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She developed some functions and started to list move possibilities

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the SPOTS variable shows the possible positions to move. The algorithm still choose the move closer to the upper left cell. Will be improved after the weighting process has been figured out.

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Capt. Faris on duty 🙂

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Very busy doing his research on ProCodeCG Attendance List with Face Recognition 🙂

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Faris was doing some training to his code

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So it will recognize his face and tell the system that he has logged in 🙂

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The result of the matching process

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And then he started to train the code with different datasets so it will recognize different person 😉

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There are always so much things going on, and there will be more next week! 😉

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 26 Aug 2017

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ProCodeCG always keeps commitment, even when there are only a few kids, we still open the class 😉

Today not many kids come to the class because our president, Bapak Joko Widodo will visit Bandung for a carnaval so many people stay off the street and prefer to stay at home to avoid traffic 🙂 *what really happen is that this early, the street is so clear, the traffic is so low 🙂

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Ozan is helping to prep the class 🙂

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Emma has arrived the earliest 🙂

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Emma shows her homework: to create a tic-tac-toe game with C

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Emma has successfully created a random function to be the computer’s move

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The next problem is to create an algorithm to make the computer choosing the better move 🙂 *a complex problem but surprisingly Emma understands it very well

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Azriel 🙂

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Azriel has finished his Flappy Bird Game 🙂

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with several levels 🙂

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And he continues to create Agario Game 🙂

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Done! 🙂 Next week he’ll be ready to invent a new game 😉

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Ozan is improving pedestrian traffic light button

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instead activating by pressing a button, the traffic light for pedestrian is activated when the ultrasonic sensor sense an object

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The light was not working properly and Ozan learned to debug the code to make it work 😉 Next time we will create an ultrasonic gesture password 🙂

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Nanin 🙂

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She decided to create her new game not with Thunkable

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but with GameMaker 🙂

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Nanin is going to make a game to select animal category: pet vs wild animals 😉

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Nanin’s got lots of ideas 🙂

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but she has to deal with some image processing 😀 we will see the progress next week 🙂

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We leave the class earlier today (it is usually 9 – 12, today it’s 9 – 11). There are lots of cops all around the corners

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and also presidential security service everywhere 😉

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Feels much saver to have cops this many 😀

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See you next week 🙂