ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 24 Feb 2018

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It was a wet and cloudy morning but kids kept coming to the class, thanks! πŸ™‚

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We had a visitor today: Ibu Inge Halim –Β General Manager, Banking and Financial Markets, IBM Indonesia πŸ™‚ (on the left, in khaki blazer)

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Capt. BR brought her to see how kids learn and do coding πŸ™‚

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She was amazed to see the demo of Koosha’s elevator simulation πŸ™‚

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Bu Inge took a look on what each kid was doing in the class, including Cinta’s πŸ™‚

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So here’s the detail of what the kids were working on today πŸ™‚

Ozan was going to control LED brightness via cloud

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First he had to try to control the brightness of the LED using potentiometer

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But there was some problems because the potentiometer didn’t seem to work to adjust the LED brightness

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We had replaced the potentiometer and it still didn’t work. Will sort this out next week and as the problem is solved we’re going to control it via MQTT Dash app from Ozan’s android phone πŸ™‚

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Our newcomer: Fathan πŸ™‚ *he was waiting for internet connection before he can start the lesson πŸ˜€

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Fathan finished learning Python with CodeCombat today

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And then Capt. Azriel helped him getting started with GameMaker

 

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Yeeay Fathan’s first game πŸ™‚

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Very well done, Fathan πŸ™‚ Thanks to Capt. Azriel for the assistance πŸ™‚

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Nafis (in the corner) checked his MQTT Dash App to be tested today. He forgot to bring his laptop charger so we have to use another laptop to test it πŸ™‚

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Nafis task was to turn on/off a LED via cloud using his android phone

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and after several attempts, it worked πŸ™‚ With the help of Ka Ozan *because he had gone through the same thing a couple weeks ago πŸ™‚ Thanks Ka Ozan πŸ™‚

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Nafis satisfied look and his sister cute making faces LOL

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Cinta was making her idea into reality: creating a random topic generator πŸ™‚ She is going to create it in Python and then with Thunkable

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We also had students from Telkom University School of Economy and Business, interviewing the whole class about ProCodeCG πŸ™‚

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And Cinta showed them some of her most awesome works πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Syahna arrived and Cinta happily discuss her ideas to her because it was their ideas together to create this random topic generator πŸ™‚

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Capt. Faris, like usual, working on the research: data crawling and tensorflow πŸ™‚

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He said we need to improve the learning process because the result for certain images is like this

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The trend of the image recognition

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Vian and Ain (Ain sit on Vian’s right and we missed taking his pic today :(( ) were still doing their Minecraft Skin project together πŸ™‚

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Koosha worked on loads of thing πŸ˜€

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He determined to make his elevator simulator works πŸ™‚

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Koosha rewrote the code

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and checked again the circuits

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And it worked πŸ™‚ Yaaay well done!

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Then we added LCD to display the info about the elevator

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There were still some glitches but we will work on it next week πŸ˜‰ So far it’s been a huge progress today πŸ˜‰

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Azriel was given a new challenge: to create a running text in Minecraft

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but it was too hard so we changed it to creating elevator πŸ™‚

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like always, Azriel found each and every way to do it πŸ™‚

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The elevator

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that goes up πŸ™‚ We’re going to find out how to make it move in both directions πŸ˜‰

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That’s it for today! Will be reporting again next week! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Hello, welcome back to our regular ESPectro programming class πŸ™‚

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Ozan still had a project to do: ultrasonic counter with buzzer and LED πŸ™‚

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the ultrasonic and LCD work fine but the buzzer didn’t πŸ˜€

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And we had Nadine start learning ESPectro programming today πŸ™‚

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And Ozan became Capt. on duty today to help Nadine learning πŸ™‚

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The first task is to make the LED onboard blink, and the LED on breadbroad blink πŸ™‚

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Done! πŸ™‚

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And then adding more LEDs πŸ™‚

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Worked nicely πŸ™‚

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Nadine wanted to learn how to use multimeter πŸ™‚

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She learned how to check resistor value and test LEDs πŸ™‚

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Look at that! This girl is so eager to learn this kind of thing πŸ™‚ Cool πŸ™‚

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Capt. Ozan was busy creating the code to make the LED blinking alternately πŸ™‚ Well done today, Capt! πŸ™‚ :*

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There’s always something new to learn and lots of progress each time πŸ™‚ See you on the next! πŸ™‚

ProCodeCG – BDV – codeMeetUp() #114 & #115 IoT Series Day #2 & #3 – 13 Nov 2017

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codeMeetUp() #114 and #115 in a row πŸ™‚

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We continued the lesson last week πŸ™‚

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We had this awesome kids again in this class yaaay πŸ™‚

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Today we finished the setup and started to connect ESPectro to DHT22 temperature and humidity sensors

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Took some time to download the libraries

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We finally got the reading of the sensors

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And connect it to the cloud πŸ™‚

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Next week we will learn more πŸ™‚

 

ProCodeCG – BDV – codeMeetUp() #113 IoT Series Day #1 – 6 Nov 2017

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Today ProCodeCG and BDV started Day #1 of codeMeetUp() IoT Series πŸ™‚

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Today we learned some intro about IoT, take a look at some devboards and sensors

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We used devboard from DyCodeX: ESPectro ver 3 πŸ™‚ It is available on Makestro Shop πŸ™‚

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and then started to install Arduino IDE, drivers and ESPectro Libraries

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As usual, the beginning is always painful because it takes time to download the libraries, and do the setting πŸ™‚

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We had kids in the class too πŸ™‚

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Everybody seemed to have fun, despite of the obstacles (different on every OS :D)

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The first group successfully installed ESPectro library and make the LED blinks, plus turned neopixel off. They were given task to make neopixel blink but time was up so we had to continue next week πŸ™‚

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ESPectro32 is already available on Makestro Shop, to those who are interested πŸ˜‰

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See you next week πŸ˜‰

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 – 7 Oct 2017

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Our regular Saturday πŸ™‚

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Everybody has (very serious) things to do πŸ™‚

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Reza was ready to explore microservo with buttons πŸ™‚

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Reza was assigned to code the Arduino to control microservo with 2 buttons

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And after lots of effort and debugging

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… he finished the assignment. One button will turn the micro servo clockwise and the other one will turn the micro servo counter-clockwise πŸ˜‰

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Koosha was still working on the elevator project πŸ™‚

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He had lots of ideas to be implemented

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We will use this SD-card module to store sounds for the elevator. We were going to do the read and write test but just realized that Koosha didn’t bring the memory card πŸ˜€

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So we tested the LCD πŸ™‚

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Yeah, looking good πŸ™‚

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This is going to be an awesome elevator πŸ˜‰

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We will do more projects next week πŸ˜‰

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 30 Sep 2017

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Our Arduino/ESPectro Programming Class today πŸ™‚

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Reza was getting ready to unbox his motor servo and try it for the first time

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The first task is to make it work

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the next is to activate the motor with ultrasonic

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And after lots of effort and debugging, it worked πŸ˜‰ Nice work Reza πŸ™‚

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Hyeaaay, Capt. Awa is baaack πŸ™‚

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He brought new stuff: a fancy Arduino 101

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and a stepper πŸ™‚

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Awa had lots of things in mind for the next project πŸ™‚

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Awa is going to add timer to his micro servo

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and then create a radar with ultrasonic sensor πŸ™‚

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Awa asked to be taught how to use dan read an avometer πŸ™‚

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While Koosha looking around the big toolbox, Awa measure everything with the avometer πŸ˜€ Electronics and components is more interesting to this kids more than candies πŸ˜€

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Ozan was testing his ultrasonic motor servo

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Didn’t work

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so we asked Awa for help

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The ultrasonic alone was working

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The motor servo alone was working. But combined, it didn’t work

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Took some time to figure it out and we decided to change ultrasonic with button. Still didn’t work and Ozan will try again next week

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Vian started to work with motor servo too πŸ™‚

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He was intended to create some robot crawler or something πŸ˜€

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While Koosha got back to his project: creating an elevator

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Koosha’s project drew Awa and Vian’s attention πŸ™‚

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Koosha even created an animation to show how the elevator should work

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Pretty awesome πŸ™‚

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Koosha wants the elevator to play some music

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So we were working on making a memory board with some sounds in it to connect to Arduino and make sure the file has been read and then connect it to the speakers

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While Cinta was still so into her project

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the cryptic and complicated one, which will play different song when different button is pressed πŸ™‚

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And here’s some interesting scenes about friendship and joy after the class πŸ˜‰

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See you next week πŸ˜‰