ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming – 11 Nov 2017

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Hello from our kids regular coding class πŸ™‚

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Today we only had one kid doing ESPectro Programming: Ozaaaaan πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

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Ozan had to continue his project: ultrasonic with buzzer and LED πŸ™‚

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We changed the plan a bit: the buzzer will beep each time the ultrasonic detects something, not when the counter reaches a certain number

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Ozan had to rewrite the code by combining several files together πŸ™‚

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It didn’t work so Ozan had to try ultrasonic only with buzzer, without LCD to see if it works. Then attaching the LCD after that πŸ˜€

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Hang on Zan, you can do it! LOL πŸ˜€

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We still have next week! πŸ˜‰

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

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Hello Saturday πŸ™‚ Always looking forward to see kids coding in our class πŸ™‚

Morning prep πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜€ but not yet with buzzer and LED πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜€ So we combined Reza’s code with Ozan’s board and it worked well πŸ˜€

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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 πŸ™‚ Now to buzzer will beep when the count reaches 20 πŸ™‚

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Next week we will add LED to it πŸ™‚

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro – 21 Oct 2017

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Our dose of coding every Saturday πŸ™‚

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Cinta spent 2 sessions continuing her Arduino schematic design and simulation using Proteus πŸ™‚

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She tried several designs and with different components

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Proteus provides library of components so it is very helpful πŸ˜‰

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Nafis was back after a while, and he was working on adding buzzer and LED to ultrasonic counter

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Nafis refused to connect and test the components one by one; instead he put all components and compile to see what happened πŸ˜€ Still not working and he has to debug it on the next class πŸ˜€

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Nafis little sister, Nayla liked to play with the components (she refuse to be photographed :D)

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Awa came with a new toys: Arduino Parallax πŸ˜€

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Awa was given a task to create a radar with ultrasonic and microservo and he started with this one πŸ™‚

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Awa is fully supported by mom and sister πŸ™‚

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And Clarence joined in πŸ˜€

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These two have their own connections

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making a great team πŸ˜€

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Clarence started to tinker with Parallax code πŸ™‚ He was previously given a task to process data from sonar reading and display it to a TFT screen

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Reza was doing the same thing as Nafis but he did it differently: he puts one component at a time and tests it one by one

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Reza is one very focus and determined kid πŸ™‚

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He kept trying

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And the time’s up when he was almost finished. The buzzer won’t stop beeping πŸ˜€ Next time he has to modify the code so the buzzer will only beep when the counter reaches some certain number πŸ™‚

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Capt. Awa on duty πŸ˜€ Blurred pics because he moved so fast! πŸ˜€

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Thanks so much Capt. Awa :* ❀

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See you next week πŸ™‚

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 14 Oct 2017

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Hello hello! We are reporting our Saturday regular kids coding class πŸ™‚

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Cinta spent two sessions working on PCB design and simulation using Proteus πŸ™‚

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She was very excited πŸ™‚

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Cinta started with resistors, buttons and LED’s

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Proteus can be connected to Arduino IDE

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Then Cinta added more and more components to her design πŸ™‚

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An awesome way to simulate πŸ™‚ Next lesson Cinta will be given task to simulate a Tic Tac Toe on Arduino πŸ˜‰

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Helloooo Ruben was back πŸ™‚

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This was where we left: creating and ultrasonic counter πŸ™‚

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Capt. Faris helped Ruben with the code

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And after several debugging, installing, and testing, it worked πŸ™‚

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And then Ruben was given this: adding buzzer and lamp to the previous one πŸ™‚ So that when the counter reaches certain number, the buzzer will be active and so will the LED πŸ™‚

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Ruben likes to assemble things πŸ™‚

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The LED worked but not yet the buzzer πŸ™‚

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Will work on it next week πŸ˜‰

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Koosha had a new project πŸ™‚

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First he collected the components and the tools

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Including this light to give better light

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Koosha prepared lots of breadboards, buttons and RGB LEDs

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He wouldn’t tell what he was doing πŸ˜€

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We had to make lots of guess

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Until…

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Koosha was working on a Tic Tac Toe on Arduino πŸ™‚

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Excellent idea! πŸ™‚

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He still has to add more resistors and wires and also the coding, and we will continue working on it next week πŸ™‚

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 4 March 2017

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In several weeks we will move on to a more advance development board: Espectro πŸ™‚ While waiting for Espectro mass production, we will use the last few weeks exploring Arduino before we start to connect to cloud via wifi and create IoT stuff πŸ™‚

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Like usual, it took some time for kids to come, probably because it is Saturday πŸ™‚

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Today we learned to create morse encoder using LED and buzzer πŸ™‚

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All is ok as far as we got Capt. Reza onΒ duty πŸ˜‰

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We were trying to add number to be encoded but we had to convert it from integer to char

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and apparently it wasn’t that easy πŸ˜‰

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And this is how Reza looks when he’s determined to do something πŸ˜€

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Hello Raul! Raul was catching up with the task from previous class. His stopwatch with 2 buttons didn’t work

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Mama Ren gave some help but still it didn’t work

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So RaulΒ switched to the morse encoder and it worked πŸ™‚

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Clarence came with loads of progress to brag about πŸ˜€

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He had several project going on πŸ˜€ This one synchronizes time and display it to the TFT

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Clarence also make improvements to his stopwatch code, making it more precise with better display design πŸ™‚ He even added a reset function to the single button, along with progress bar display on the TFT to show how long the button has been pressed πŸ™‚

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Clarence also created some cool patterns on the TFT, as a preparation to create analog stopwatch πŸ™‚

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Cinta was keeping up with the class too, she was working on her stopwatch while also doingΒ her writing project πŸ˜‰

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Ozan. Always like this when we take his picture πŸ˜€

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LOL. But the most important thing is the schematic worked! πŸ™‚

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Ren did the schematicΒ quickly πŸ™‚ But the usual uploading error occur again πŸ˜€ Only Mama Ren can solve that πŸ˜€

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Rafi was back in the class yaaaay πŸ™‚

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He broke his left wrist but still so excited to learn πŸ™‚ Mama Rafi stood by him all the time to help πŸ™‚

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When thing went wrong, Capt. Reza came to help πŸ™‚

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Rafi was trying to make his measuring height work and finally it did πŸ˜‰

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We also had Dika back! He jumped straight to the schematic we were doing today, and it worked yaaay πŸ˜‰

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Next week we will start to explore LCD πŸ™‚ Will connect our previous project to LCD and display the result there πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino Programming – 18 Feb 2017

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Our Saturday tinkering πŸ™‚ Today we display temperature sensor reading to two seven segments πŸ™‚

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Ozan, like usual, didn’t want to be in a pic πŸ˜€

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Nafis scratched his head finding out that we’re still continue the crazy and tangled wiring πŸ˜€

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This is what Nafis was working on πŸ˜€

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Clarence! Came with LOTS of ideas πŸ™‚ Today he explored his new TFT LCD with ESPectro πŸ™‚

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Clarence tried every library and example he found, and modified them to see what happen πŸ™‚

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Reza was back yaaay πŸ™‚ He had to do lots of catching up πŸ™‚

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Hello Ren πŸ™‚

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After struggling with overheated temperature sensors, and the not-showing-the-value seven segments

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It finally worked! Yaaay Ren πŸ˜‰

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Raul was terrified knowing that we were using schematic from last week while he had pulled up all the wires and component πŸ˜€ But he had enough patience and persistence to do it all over again πŸ˜‰

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Raul’s schematic mightΒ still not working properly, but the code was. We connected his code to a ready schematic and it worked correctly πŸ™‚

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Aaand, we had a new student today πŸ™‚ His name is Koosha πŸ™‚

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He already had a super complete toolbox, and he already understands LOTS of things πŸ™‚ He’s been learning by himself via YouTube but his father said he needs to be guided to the right direction so here he was in ProCodeCG Class πŸ˜‰

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Koosha started with multiple function button and then moved on to ultrasonic and buzzer. Later he add LED to the schematic and tried the ultrasonic piano πŸ™‚

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Next week we’ll do different project with different components πŸ™‚ We think kids are fed up already with the seven segments πŸ˜€

ProCodeCG Kids Coding Camp – Arduino Programming Day #3 – 7 Jan 2017

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Arduino Programming Coding Camp Day #3 πŸ™‚

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We started doing projects πŸ™‚ Kiran started pedestrian crossing project while Salman catching up with the temperature and humidity sensor from yesterday’s task πŸ™‚

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Well Saturday is Saturday πŸ™‚ This is our Saturday be like after 12-days of coding camp in a row πŸ˜€

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This one is preparing for national exam while reading some thick books during coding camp πŸ™‚

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These two kids are amazing. The have created more than 10 schematic in 3 days πŸ™‚

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Kiran rarely makes mistakes πŸ™‚

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Salman is very persistence typing the code, even though he can’t type as fast as he creates the schematic πŸ™‚

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The temperature and humidity sensor works πŸ™‚

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Temperature: 22 Celcius and Humidity: 62

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This Captain wanted to do pedestrian crossing project too

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Salman started to moved to pedestrian crossing project

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Kiran’s has worked just fine. Well done πŸ™‚

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And Salman’s too πŸ™‚ The picture show the state when the pedestrian is not allowed to cross because the red light on the left is on while the “green” light on the right is on. So in this state, cars will cross the road and pedestrian should press the button to set the pedestrian light to green and cars light to red πŸ™‚

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After we finished the first project, the next is to measure height using ultrasonic πŸ™‚

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Capt. Awa helped Salman to debug the code πŸ™‚

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Okay the schematic is ready we’re measuring heights πŸ™‚ Salman is 125cm

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Capt. Fizhan is 150cm. Kiran is 140cm (no picture)

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Next project: Battery tester πŸ™‚

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Awa still working on Salman’s height measuring coding

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Battery tester schematic is quite complex πŸ™‚

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Capt. Awa gave up and Capt. Zaki came to fix Salman’s height measuring coding (later we found out that the code didn’t print the sensor reading LOL)

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Yaaay after lunch Salman finally finished his battery tester project πŸ™‚ This shows that the battery is half/medium capacity because the LED in the middle is on

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This one shows a battery with low capacity because the red LED is on πŸ™‚

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Kiran’s battery tester works too πŸ™‚ It shows the same result as Salman’s for the same batteries πŸ™‚ This one is low capacity

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And this one half capacity

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We did try to add some buzzer to the schematic but still didn’t work. We’ll figure out later πŸ™‚

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Yaaay, these two has just finished Arduino Programming Coding Camp! They’re now as good as kids in Arduino Programming Regular Class πŸ™‚

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See you on the next Coding Camp in the next 6 months πŸ™‚