ProCodeCG – Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming – 20 May 2017

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ProCodeCG Kids ESPectro Programming yesterday πŸ™‚

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We started to create simple animation on 16×2 LCD πŸ™‚

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Rafi would not stop doing something until he gets it right πŸ™‚

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We were finding out how to make animation without the LCD keeps flickering

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As soon as we find out, we will start making more complex animation and probably games on 16×2 LCD πŸ™‚

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Rafi was making a charging battery animation

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We are planning to create a little sticky man animation running through one side of the LCD to the other side πŸ˜‰

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A pleasant surprise: our lead captain, zaki, gave us a visit πŸ™‚

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Welcome back, cap! πŸ™‚

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming – 7 May 2017

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ESPectro Programming class yesterday πŸ™‚

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Clarence had a some interesting thing to show us, like usual πŸ™‚

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He created a clock that is synchronized to internet with ESPectro and TFT display. This one is before connected to the internet.

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This time when it’s connected to the internet and synchronized
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Rafi missed several classes so he had to keep up and started with connecting to wifi using ESPectro

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He was so glad to be able to scan and display the details of every available networks πŸ™‚

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He turned on teethering on his smartphone

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and see it on the list πŸ™‚ The signal is -47dBm which is quite strong πŸ™‚

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Ozan was keeping up with LCD display πŸ™‚

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After installing some libraries and fix some error, Ozan finally able to send text to be displayed on LCD πŸ™‚

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Farrell was back πŸ™‚

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He insisted to continue his SSTV project πŸ™‚

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Ren and Mom πŸ™‚

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Ren finished up two tasks

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displaying custom chars to LCD

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and displaying the info of wifi connected to πŸ™‚

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Danesh was still catching up with button to serial code πŸ™‚

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Raul finished 2 tasks

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displaying custom chars

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and displaying wifi info

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and this one refused to leave the class eventhough all stuff had been returned to the storage room πŸ˜€

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See you all kids, next Saturday πŸ™‚

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming – 22 April 2017

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Our ESPectro Programming class yesterday πŸ™‚ Muhammad arrived early and set up the class, thanks so much πŸ™‚

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Yesterday we finishing some installation and start testing the ESPectro starting from LED, button, and then neopixel. Some had tried the wifi connection as well πŸ™‚

This is Ren (left side, with glasses) assisting Nafis to debug his program πŸ™‚

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Naifs was so excited that the installation was completely done and he could start exploring the development board πŸ˜‰

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Muhammad was catching up with the handout, he was testing the neopixel

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Reza creating the traffic light with neopixel and button for pedestrian crossing πŸ™‚

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Ren completed all the task given πŸ™‚

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Danesh started following handout from the beginning, from LED to button πŸ™‚ He will probably start the neopixel next week πŸ™‚

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Raul quickly finished his neopixel traffic light and tried the wifi connection coding

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Some codes was already in the example sketches, but most of them should be typed manually πŸ™‚

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But if you bear with it, things will work πŸ˜‰

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Reza was doing modification on wifi connecting code so it can detect more than one connection πŸ™‚

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We will explore more about wifi connections next week πŸ™‚

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming – 15 April 2017

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Our class today before most of the kids showing up πŸ™‚ Very few learning ESPectro Programming today, probably because of the long weekend πŸ™‚

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Clarence continued his ESPectro projects, which usually different with what’s been taught in the class πŸ˜€

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Ren catching up with what he missed next week πŸ™‚

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He finished button and button to serial

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And neopixel coding. He will continue the neopixel traffic light next week πŸ™‚

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After a month, Nafis was back πŸ™‚

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We needed to install libraries and drivers before we get started πŸ™‚

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Lucky that we have a handy handout we can always refer to! πŸ™‚

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We will start IoT Programming very soon, as soon as each kid’s infrastructure is ready πŸ™‚

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Espectro Programming – 8 April 2017

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Hello Saturday πŸ™‚

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Every Saturday kids report their progress or ongoing project πŸ™‚ Koosha created an “operating system” using batch file πŸ™‚

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very interesting πŸ™‚

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Even Faris wanted to try it πŸ™‚

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Koosha finally find out how to change the colors of neopixel πŸ™‚

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Clarence came with lots of progress πŸ™‚

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He is still working on data visualization

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He was asked to read a sensor and display the reading, and he did πŸ™‚

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Raul followed the handout very smoothly today πŸ™‚ He finished all the task: button, button to serial monitor and neopixel πŸ™‚

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We had a newcomer: Danesh πŸ™‚ Danesh Mom is a Coding Mom Alumni. She understands about coding so she was really helpful with the painful process of installing today :0

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Don’t worry Danesh, we will use the toolkit as soon as we finish with this installation and setup process πŸ™‚

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We also had Gyan joining Espectro Class today πŸ™‚ He also had to gone through painful process of installation and setting just like Danesh did πŸ˜€ We had to continue next week πŸ™‚

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Rafi finished his tasks too πŸ™‚

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Rafi looked so happy to see how neopixel changing colors like RGB LED πŸ™‚

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After 2 weeks of installation etc process, now it’s getting easier to do things with Espectro πŸ™‚

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A scene of friendship today in the class πŸ™‚

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We already have plans for next week πŸ™‚ Will be reporting very soon πŸ™‚

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Espectro Programming – 1 April 2017

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We were still working on installing drivers, libraries and board for Espectro yesterday πŸ™‚ The beginning is always hard and tricky πŸ™‚

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Espectro has been running well on Mama Ren’s laptop, so yesterday they tried to make Espectro work on Ren’s laptop

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We had a newcomer, Rafli πŸ™‚ He’d gone through all the steps, the only thing we hadn’t had time to figure out is Espectro configuration on Mac (we’ve done installation on several Mac’s but this one is a bit different)

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We also installed Minecraft and Spigot Server for the next class while waiting the Espectro libraries downloading

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Muhammad had successfully finished Espectro installation and configuration so he was on duty to help his friends πŸ™‚

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Muhammad and Mama Ren helped Raul with the final steps of configuration

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Koosha and Dad realized they forgot to bring the Espectro, lucky that ProCodeCG has 2 Espectro πŸ™‚

Rafi (on the left) was downloading handout to execute final step of Espectro configuration

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A nice Saturday for tinkering like always πŸ™‚

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Hello Farrell πŸ™‚ He was back after a while and he also forgot to bring his Espectro and toolbox πŸ˜€

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So Farrell was doing some research about his sensor projects and a alsoΒ about Minecraft Modding

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Capt. Reza was given different task: to create Knight Rider pattern with Espectro on board neopixel πŸ™‚

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The folder where variants folder and boards.txt has to be copied to the other directory

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Rafi’s neopixel worked! πŸ™‚

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All in all, we made progress with Espectro yesterday πŸ™‚ There were also new friendship in the class πŸ™‚

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Kids πŸ™‚ One day they hate each other the other day they play together LOL

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We’re going to explore more things with Espectro next week πŸ™‚ Don’t worry we will help kids who haven’t finished installation and configuration process πŸ™‚

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Espectro Programming – 25 March 2017

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Our first day with Espectro πŸ™‚

Today the class was set up by Zahran + Dad and Muhammad πŸ™‚ Many thanks πŸ™‚

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Awa was really happy to use a Macbook for the class today πŸ™‚

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But today was not easy

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We had to install lots of libraries and drivers. It took so much time, so we had to continue installing next week

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Luckily we had Koosha

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and Reza in the class, they attended Espectro Training last week so they help the class to download and install the libraries and drivers

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Well the first time is usually the hardest

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None of these kids finished the setting today

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But don’t worry we’ll finish it next week and will get that Espectro onboard LED blinking! πŸ˜‰