ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 6 April 2019

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Saturday’s Coding Squad πŸ™‚

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Capt. Faris is given a project to detect hoax and real news

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plus investigating the neural nets architecture being used by our machine learning platform

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The codes

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Hafiz’s Plant vs Zombie Game is getting better and better πŸ˜‰

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we need to add lots codes to add more features to the game

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Now the game has the randomly generated points (the yellow dots)

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it also now has flowers that can shoot peas πŸ™‚

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Hafiz has to repeat the process for lots of sprites

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and then define scoring and rules of the game. Lots of hard work but fun πŸ™‚

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Sulaiman is going to choose his own project today πŸ™‚

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We borrowed Aidia’s book to find a suitable project for Sul πŸ™‚

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After a while, Sul finally chose this one πŸ™‚

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The result πŸ™‚

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and then Sul started to create running text structure like Capt. Awa was doing earlier

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Syadad started creating games today πŸ™‚

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The first sprite

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Object movement test

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The other sprite to be eaten by the first sprite

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room setup

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Yayyy, Syadad’s first game πŸ™‚

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more object arrangements and background

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We will add scoring in the next class πŸ˜‰

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Aidia is improving her sophisticated locker system design πŸ˜‰

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Aidia added more structures to her world

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She brought some books for references

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So whatever Aidia created in her world is pure her creativity; she combined lots of ideas into unique structures

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Capt. Awa asked for a challenge and so the challenge was creating a running text structure

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No one has ever created this before because of it’s tricky nature. By using piston the furthest shift is 7 blocks

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But Awa wouldn’t be a Captain if he wasn’t qualified πŸ™‚ He brilliantly overcome the limitation by making it circular πŸ™‚

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The structure. Unbelievable. Impressive. Outstanding. πŸ™‚

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Awa tried several structures before finally found the correct one

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Minecraft can be used to learn many things including logic, problem solving, creativity, including mechanical structures and electronics logics πŸ˜‰

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Experimenting with the machine

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adding shield to make it waterproof πŸ˜€

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Andra is still going through the intro to coding πŸ™‚

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Today he learned about function through pattern

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And then moved on to more challenges. Next week Andra will learn visual coding with actual coding scripts πŸ™‚

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 30 Mar 2019

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Coding crowd this Saturday πŸ˜‰

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Hafiz is working on Plant vs Zombie Game. It is quite difficult and takes more time to develop than the previous ones

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Preparing the sprites

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the assets

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each sprite is carefully designed πŸ™‚

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the background

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Testing plant placing

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The objects are now placed neatly in the room πŸ˜‰

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More objects added πŸ™‚ Nice! Next is to add scoring and spawning the zombie randomly πŸ™‚

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Sam’s work is getting harder and harder to do since the target is to release this app to PlayStore

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We need to think how to manage the screens and the size of the app

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We are discussing the screen flow and the best UI/UX design especially to show the user the progress of memorizing the Juz’Amma

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we just realized that Sam’s app has too many screens and that makes the app size grows. The more the screens, the harder it is to manage

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Capt. Faris had his own app developed with Android Studio, and he shared his architecture to us

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it is time to throw in database πŸ˜‰ and the trick is to create limited screen, and reload the view from the database

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so Sam has to learn about accessing TinyDB πŸ˜€

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It leaves him like this LOL

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Fadhlan, stop eating the candy and start to work! πŸ˜€

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We have to work on this: testing the right and left motor plus the controller, and make it navigates

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Working hardddd there you go πŸ˜€

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Capt. Awa helped us testing the robot *and ran away when the robot was activated because it refuse to avoid obstacles LOL but at least we know that button, LED, buzzer, wheels, are working and we just need to check the ultrasonic before adding compass and bluetooth module πŸ˜€

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Capt. Faris and his research πŸ˜€ He was given a challenge to learn how to prevent shoplifting with camera object detection

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Capt. Awa, brought new toys!

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The new stuffs have the same size as a coin!

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wowww, modules for TinyDuino

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But we still couldn’t get these little mates to work :(( We suspected the USB-UART driver or probably the port

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So Capt. Awa explored another thing: basic electronics simulation

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and then helping us with the robot

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the robot was going in circles so Capt. Awa helped us switching the polarity πŸ™‚

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Testing is done for today (too many things being hit by the robot LOL)

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Badi’s website is ready to be uploaded to public πŸ™‚ Today Badi will buy domain and hosting and upload it

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We’re searching for the best option, and after we got one, Pavilion19 will have a website πŸ™‚

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Aidia is so excited about her Minecraft Project today πŸ™‚

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She brought lots of books for references πŸ™‚

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Aidia does both design and mechanical structures in Minecraft

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Look at this: she created a locker system below a beautiful building she designed πŸ˜‰ How nice!!!

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Inside the locker corridor πŸ™‚ Next week we’re going to add button to get a specific locker sent to a specific person πŸ˜‰

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Al is going to make another animation, yaaay πŸ™‚

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He’s getting better πŸ™‚

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Al finds references on the internet to get more ideas

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And he created animation for educational purposes like this one πŸ™‚

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We have a newcomer: welcome Andra πŸ™‚

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Like the others, Andra had to go through the intro to programming

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One challenge down

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Now another one, and Andra can do it very quickly with lots of excitement πŸ™‚

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Yogi came with the same problem from the last class: displaying a score that follows the object πŸ™‚

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This one worked for Game Maker Studio 2 but not with version 1 so we tried so many ways and still couldn’t figure it out. Don’t worry Yogi we’ll work it out

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Syadad is now ready for a code combat πŸ˜‰

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Syadad is very excited with this challenge, especially because now he has a friend: Andra πŸ™‚

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Next week Syadad will be ready for creating games yaay!!!

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Until then! πŸ˜‰

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 16 Feb 2019

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ProCodeCG Kids R&D can be found here every Saturday πŸ˜‰ We don’t need fancy stuff, just create things and being productive with whatever we have πŸ˜‰

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Sam’s Memorizing Juz’amma App is still in progress πŸ™‚

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we do some code refactoring today, by adding index to refer to each verse

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Capt. Faris helped Sam rewrite the code to be more efficient πŸ™‚

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Badi decided to learn web design today πŸ˜‰

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So he started to learn HTML and CSS

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He now can create his own .HTML file and display it on a browser

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and after finishing HTML and CSS, Badi will learn some JavaScript to make the website more interactive πŸ˜‰

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Faris is going to continue researching about Machine Learning today, and his tasks is to explore the IBM platform including setting up accounts for ProCodeCG Kids

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Student management

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Creating an app with Thunkable to be connected to the machine learning platform

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setting up the classification

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Faris is also doing this research on generating random faces and now giving colors to a black and white pics with machine learning (the image on the left is the black and white, in the middle is the result of machine learning, and the right side is the real pic)

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Djalu has been added to the platform and ready to explore

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This is what Djalu trying to do: classifying two groups

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The result πŸ™‚

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Faishal is also being registered to the machine learning platform to explore

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but apparently the platform is not stable yet

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It took a long time to do the authentication and to get the result

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So then we switch into creating a game with Thunkable

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The result: we will score if we hit the yellow ball

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and the score will be decreased when we hit the red ball

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the control is done by tilting the phone. This is the code

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Fadhlan got so much things to do today: assembling the robot with compass and 3 ultrasonic sensor

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Testing the compass

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Testing the ultrasonic sensors

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modifying the code so our old robot now can navigate with 3 ultrasonic sensors without using microservo

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Capt. Awa has several project to finish today

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He is going to combine RFID with the Vending Machine

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It worked on the first try! Yay!

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Awa said he prefer to sit on the floor πŸ˜€ It makes him easier to think LOL

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What’s next?

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Next is to print the RFID reading to the serial monitor

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We’re going to count each time we tap each RFID card

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the result

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and then we decided to make our own prototype of Β unmanned store πŸ˜‰

Each card will represents an item with different prices. So when we tap the card, it will count the total price for each item

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The result πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Awa refused to stop before finishing up the code (this is definitely one of his glorious day! ;))

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The final result!!! So super awesome!

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Nice! Our prototype of unmanned store πŸ˜€

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Capt. Faris and Capt. Awa: ProCodeCG R&D Discussion πŸ˜€

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Yogy’s mission is to make a score or status that will follow the object

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we have tried this one but not working yet. We’ll try again next week πŸ™‚

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 9 Feb 2019

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ProCodeCG Kids Coding Squad πŸ˜‰

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Hafiz’s project for today is to continue the Google Jumping Dinosaurs πŸ™‚

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It’s working but needs plenty of improvement

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So Hafiz was told to do some research and implement Game Maker Language in line of codes πŸ™‚

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Badi had finished the BreakOut Game

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It now has score and lives

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And the next project is to create a multiplayer Pong Game πŸ™‚

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It also shows the score of both players πŸ™‚ We just need those bricks in the middle of the room πŸ˜‰

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Sam has been working really hard for his Memorizing Qur’an App πŸ™‚

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Sam has to implement lots of blocks to create list of the verses πŸ™‚

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Fadhlan is scheduled to do several tasks today

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First is to test all ultrasonic sensors

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ok all three are working well

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The details

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Next is to test the compass and it is still not working

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We even tried with 3 different board. Going to figure this out and next week we will start to make the robot navigate with 3 ultrasonic sensors

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Sulaiman can choose any project from the list given πŸ™‚

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He had created a Miner Machine at home

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the machine will automatically generate TNT and drop it to the ground to open a hole

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the RedStone wiring

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The next project is to create a Sorting Machine πŸ˜‰

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Sorter Machine working nicely πŸ™‚

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The circuits πŸ˜‰

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Djalu is working on some machine learning today, continuing the last program from the last class

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Djalu wants to create a Python code that can answer a question typed with the same language (English or German for example)

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Faris taught Djalu how to use IBM Cloud and machine learning platform to do this

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train the code to recognize certain texts based on the category

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Testing the code and works πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Faris has to do some Machine Learning platform running on IBM Cloud today

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He has to test the platform and how to sign up and all πŸ˜€

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Scratch code to recognize safe and bad words

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Examining the platform

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Making some codes

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Signing up to IBM Cloud and make sure we can tinker with Machine Learning tools there without being charged πŸ˜€

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Koosha and lots of things to do as usual πŸ™‚

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The toolbox

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soldering work

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and ended up with this project πŸ™‚ TFT LCD

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It is working and that means next class Koosha can help Fadhlan with displaying robot mapping on this display πŸ˜‰

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 26 Jan 2019

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Our regular process to raise future coders and engineers πŸ˜‰

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Harraz has so much idea he got problems in choosing which one to make πŸ˜€

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and then Harraz chose to create a RaceCar Game

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for next he will create this Jumping Dinosaurs Game inspired by Google πŸ˜€

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Capt. Awa has a pile of works to do πŸ˜€

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Today he debugs the IoT project

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try to connect to the wifi

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and suddenly it works after several weeks πŸ˜€

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The RGB LED color will be controlled using this colored Zebra interface πŸ™‚ Very interesting πŸ™‚

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The serial monitor display

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and the face of victory LOL

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Next: uploading code to Arduino Nano via Arduino Uno and still didn’t work

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Fadhlan has got plenty to do with the robot this whole year

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He has to develop a new and more advanced robot for the international competition

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and he has to report every week. These are stuff from one of the jury to be explored

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This robot is still going to be used for testing the algorithm while also building the next robot

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Djalu has gone through our Python Handout so he’s ready to learn more

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He’s now looking for some real problems

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Today he made improvement to the Simple AI by changing the language πŸ™‚

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Sam is still figuring out how to transfer his apps to other devices

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The app works fine, but it cannot be transferred/tested by scanning QR Codes

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Badi is making the BreakOut Game today πŸ™‚

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He really needs a new challenge next week πŸ˜‰

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Faishal is having a headache πŸ˜€

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He has to create a GUI for Pizza Ordering System πŸ˜€

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So he has to manage the labels, textfields, radio button, drop down list, etc πŸ˜€

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There are still some bugs and we will figure it out πŸ™‚

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Mohan and that smile πŸ™‚

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with the help of Capt. Awa

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creating a very unusual BreakOut Game heheh πŸ˜€

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Next week we need to prepare 1 kid for international young scientist competition and 2 kids for a coding competition. It is not about winning or losing but it is about the process and the experience πŸ™‚ Wish us luck πŸ˜‰

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 19 Jan 2019

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Hello hello let’s check out some progress this week πŸ˜‰

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Aidia is seriously working on his Traffic Light System for Hamster πŸ™‚

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this is actually a project collaboration with the mom πŸ˜‰

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a very awesome teamwork! πŸ˜‰ mom works on the design and Aidia works on the electronics πŸ™‚

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The traffic light will be activated when the ultrasonic detects any hamster passing through, and then the gate will be opened πŸ™‚

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the debugging process using 2 Arduinos

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And now it works just fine πŸ™‚

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Agham is creating a School Bus Game πŸ™‚

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setting up the background

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setting up the bus

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getting some help from Ka Badi πŸ™‚

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working on some codes the make it changes room

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Djalu is modifying the virus to be able to infect more files or different kind of files πŸ˜‰

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In programming, you should be consistent and precise. Even missing a tab will give significant result

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Badi is still struggling with how to display the fuel indicator πŸ™‚

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Badi is helping Agham with the code

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And then go back to his own code, trying to figure out what’s wrong with the fuel observer

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We refer to Mohan’s note to check that we have done everything right

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Farrell is now ready to test the gyro

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Finding some references

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Testing the controller

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Testing the gyro

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Ok it works πŸ™‚ Next time we will try to control the movement using small joystick

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Harraz is working on the Mario Bros Game

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And suddenly wants to do BreakOut Game πŸ™‚

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Captain on Duty: Faris

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Faishal is given a hard GUI project πŸ˜€

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What he got so far πŸ™‚ Very nice πŸ™‚

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The GUI can do calculations depends on how many items is selected by the customer

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Koosha *never likes to be in pics πŸ˜€

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He reported this awesome progress

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presenting the MeowCorp Website πŸ™‚

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can be accessed via mobile too πŸ™‚

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It has login page

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and proper pop up warnings

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and it gives you more access when you log in as admin

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incredible work, Koosha πŸ™‚

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He demoed this IoT RGB Light too πŸ˜‰ using NodeMCU and Blynk

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And now he wants to test this RF transmitter and receiver πŸ™‚ Go ahead! We’re going to need it for Fadhlan’s next robotics project πŸ˜‰

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Many topics and many projects as always πŸ™‚ This is what we call spending weekend productively πŸ˜‰

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 29 Dec 2018

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Saturday routines of productivity πŸ™‚

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Fadhlan got loads to do with the robot πŸ˜€

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A fresh new look πŸ˜‰

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And we have 3 newcomers:

Dita

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Dita had finished Intro to Programming with Minecraft Hour of Code

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and then move on to Blockly Games

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Fitri also gone through the same thing

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and Putri, finished the intro with Minecraft

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but didn’t want Blockly Games and prefer LightBot πŸ˜‰

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All three girls have completed the tasks very well πŸ™‚ Well done for an intro, hoping to see them again πŸ™‚

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