ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 27 Jan 2018

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Hello from our kids regular coding class 🙂

Earlier, only a few kids

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Today we’re thinking about designing an automatic folding table 🙂 We sketched some designs 😉

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Capt. Awa was assigned to create a prototype 😀

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But Awa wanted to do his trashbin project 🙂

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He wanted the LED to be activated each time the ultrasonic sensor detect something

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Yep it worked 🙂

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Awa was also exploring the buzzer to do some morse 🙂

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And after a while discussing about the folding table prototype, Awa chose to collaborate with Ain, doing the prototyping in Minecraft 😀 😀 😀

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Ain was given several challenges to create in Minecraft. He was paired with Awa to connect Minecraft to the outside world 🙂

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Ozan started to install MQTT Dash on Android and MQTT.fx on Mac because he’s going to learn some IoT implementation 🙂

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We got Sulaiman exploring his Minecraft Modding skills

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Sulaiman is very generous and kind kid 🙂 He voluntarily helped others (Kinan on the left, Silmi on the right)

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Sulaiman is going to be a good Captain one day 🙂

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Capt. Azriel (left) helped too

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Today we got two newcomers: Silmi

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and Kinan

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They both went through intro to programming

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And after they finished the first part

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they started the next

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Vian still so into Minecraft command block, he created lots of stuff in there

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Nanin continued to learn how to make a website 🙂

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under Capt. Azriel supervision

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the temporary result 😉

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Nanin also designed some header for the website by herself 😉 Very nice 🙂

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Capt. Faris was very busy with his project

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Using OpenCV to recognize objects in video

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Last week we had already successfully recognize objects on images, along with the numbers of the objects. Today we use videos instead of images

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the processing using matrices

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The first video (recognized the object as bear: 94%

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person:59%

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the second video (we’d like to know if the system could recognize a human being upside down :D)

 

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Yes it recognized this one as a person 😀

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Will do more experiments on this one next week 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming and Open Topics – 20 Jan 2018

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Our Saturday coding class 🙂

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Cinta started to explore Python libraries for games

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Faris helped Cinta to install and test PyGame

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The code

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Cinta is aiming to create something like this 🙂

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Awa was given another project 🙂

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to connect Minecraft to Arduino

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we tried several ways but nothing worked

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Neither this one 😦 We’re going to figure it out next time

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Ain was given a task to collaborate with Awa. Ain should create the structures in Minecraft while Awa connect it to the hardware in the real world

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Too bad it didn’t work yet so Ain continued his projects in Minecraft by creating more complex structures using Red Stone

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Vian was still so interested in Minecraft Command Block

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A tool to create command blocks

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And we also had Danen 🙂

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continuing his next game, Racing Car 🙂

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Under the supervision of Capt. Azriel (blue jacket)

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The game is almost done 🙂 Danen will finish it next week 🙂

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Nafis was really busy doing a project for school: running text on a LCD

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Capt. Azriel made sure he type every single line, because you had to type to code 😀

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Al’s TLauncher needed to be updated so it took a while before he can start. Al learned more about looping and how to add different blocks in different colors in Minecraft with JavaScript

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Ozan was still debugging his work, using Nafis’ code just to find out if it work

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Capt. Faris continued our TensorFlow research

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While also helping other kids

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and exchanging ideas with Jundy 🙂

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So much ideas and collaboration today 🙂 Can’t wait until next week 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

ProCodeCG Regular Coding Class – ESPectro/Arduino Programming & Open Topics – 13 Jan 2018

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Our regular coding class is always open for any kids interested to learn about technology and want to be a programmer/researcher 🙂

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Capt. Awa (left) was doing a research on reading objects around for robots using ultrasonic (Capt. Fizhan on the right was just looking around LOL)

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But first Awa wanted to show his latest project with ProCodeCG LED

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Then moved on to the next project

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ultrasonic and motor servo

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the ultrasonic worked but the motor servo wouldn’t spin 😀

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apparently two cables was switched and it worked after we reversed it 😀

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Firaas (yellow shirt) was ready to learn GameMaker 🙂

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Capt. Azriel (blue shirt) was assigned the task to teach Firaas 🙂

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the sprite

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the wall

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the first game created by Firaas yaaay 🙂 Firaas will learn to create another game next week 🙂

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Capt. Cinta was still doing the research about creating a story generator with Python 😉

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Cinta discussed the content of the database to create the story with another writer 😀

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And another one joining in 🙂

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These three are brilliant girls who love writing 🙂

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And Cinta’s code is a combination of Cinta’s writing and coding skill 🙂 Nice!

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For next week Cinta wanted to create a game in Python 🙂 We’ll see what game it will be 🙂

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Ain and Awa explored lots of structures with RedStone in Minecraft

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Ain created lots of things in there

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Even rockets 🙂

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and infinite rails 🙂

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Azriel was also exploring structure with RedStone in Minecraft

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He created a dispenser than can give you meat and water

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A seven segment display

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and more 🙂

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And we have Sulaiman joining the regular class yaay 🙂 Warming up with Minecraft Hour of Code

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Sulaiman did it very well because he’d done this with Thunkable when he was taking Creating Apps topic on the last Coding Camp 🙂

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We download the requirement and setup the computer while Sulaiman was working with Minecraft Hour of Code, and when he finished, we’re ready to go 🙂

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Capt. Ain (wearing hat) helped Sulaiman with the setup

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Sulaiman learned to create simple structures using JavaScript code in Minecraft

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Next time he will write his own code and create more complex structures like this one 🙂

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Until next week 😉

 

 

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming & Open Topics – 6 Jan 2018

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Hello Saturday class 🙂

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We had a newcomer: Firaas 🙂

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There was a problem with Firaas’ laptop: it wouldn’t let browser to browse 😀 Capt. Azriel (green shirt) tried to help

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Capt. Faris (dark grey ProCodeCG jacket) and Capt. Ain (grey shirt) helped too

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It took 3 captains and we still couldn’t figure it out 😀

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So we took different laptop and let Firaas started learning basic programming with Minecraft Hour of Code peacefully 🙂

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Yep, it’s done! 🙂

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and then Blockly Games

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Next, CodeCombat 🙂

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Capt. Ain helped

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Firaas learned for 3 straight hours 🙂

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So he deserved some Minecraft time 5-10 mins before the class ended 🙂

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Ain learned a new thing: BlocklyCraft 🙂 A drag-and-drop Minecraft Modding programming 🙂

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Capt. Faris gave Ain a jump start 🙂

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Ain will be given the task to explore BlocklyCraft 🙂

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Nafis was assigned to debug his project all over again 😀

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start from scratch

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ready to test

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the LCD didn’t work

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but the ultrasonic sensor worked

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trying to make LCD works

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it did, and counting 🙂

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then we added buzzer, and it worked 🙂 we still hadn’t time to figure out how to make it beep when it counts 🙂

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Cinta was doing another challenge in Python

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Creating a Hangman game 🙂

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These girls collaborating to create the questions 😀

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The result

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And for the next session, Cinta wanted to do some Minecraft Modding 🙂

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While Azriel had a bad headache LOL

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We were trying to figure out this code to create a triangle in Minecraft using BlocklyCraft

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We had tried every possible ways

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And yet it still didn’t work

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And kept giving us false result :((

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So we called Faris for help

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And he found out that something was wrong with the converter and it kept crashing the server

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Apparently the converter from Blockly to JavaScript didn’t work smoothly.

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So we assigned another task to Azriel: creating structures with RedStone

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And our research, conducted by Capt. Faris had shown lots of progress

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now the algorithm can count objects

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So we add another data sets

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we used bigger data set for higher precision

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comparison of left: larger dataset, right: smaller dataset

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the counting

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the dataset

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how to change dataset

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we need place to run the training because the last time we tried, Google Cloud Engine didn’t work 😦

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Will be reporting again next week 🙂

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

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Hello, welcome back to our regular ESPectro programming class 🙂

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Ozan still had a project to do: ultrasonic counter with buzzer and LED 🙂

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the ultrasonic and LCD work fine but the buzzer didn’t 😀

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And we had Nadine start learning ESPectro programming today 🙂

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And Ozan became Capt. on duty today to help Nadine learning 🙂

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The first task is to make the LED onboard blink, and the LED on breadbroad blink 🙂

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Done! 🙂

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And then adding more LEDs 🙂

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Worked nicely 🙂

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Nadine wanted to learn how to use multimeter 🙂

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She learned how to check resistor value and test LEDs 🙂

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

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

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

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

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This is what our Saturdays made of 🙂

Captains preparing the class 🙂 ProCodeCG doesn’t hire programmers. We raise them 🙂

These are (from left to right): Ain (going to start his first Captain duty on coding camp next week), Capt. Azriel, Tiga (Ain’s little brother) and Capt. Awa 🙂

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Thanks so much for preparing the class 🙂 :*

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Capt. Awa is in the middle of his project: building a radar system for navigation 🙂

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He was going to disassemble an AroX robot and took some parts of it for his project

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We’re going to use ultrasonic sensors and servo

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And some codes, of course

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Awa’s workplace 😀

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After watching some tutorials, we decided to disassembly a microservo and modify it to be able to rotate 360 degrees continously

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We had to cut something out of these gears

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and put them altogether again

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Well, this requires lots of patience and hard work 😉

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Ozan was still investigating why the ultrasonic counter wouldn’t work with LCD

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We’ve tried many configurations and codes

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Even changed the LCD because this one wouldn’t turn on

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There are days when things are so frustrating but we will keep working on it, yes Ozan? 😀

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Even if we have to start all over again from the beginning 😀

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The class

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And a little coding mom reunion 🙂

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It was such a perfect Saturday 🙂 Can’t wait to continue our research again next Saturday 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 2 Dec 2017

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Hello hello!

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Today we had three kids working on Arduino/ESPectro 🙂

Yes, Capt. Awa and his toolbox is back 😀

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Awa was planning to work on his radar project 🙂

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While Ozan needed to install libraries and drivers for ESPectro because he was using different laptop 🙂 But he was working on ultrasonic with buzzer and light before attaching it to LCD

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The code

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Nafis was doing the same thing like Ozan was doing: making ultrasonic works with LED and buzzer and then attach the LCD

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Nafis had some problem: his computer wouldn’t detect the port and we still hadn’t figured it out until the end of the class and we had to work on it next week 🙂

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Awa got help from his mom and dad 🙂 A very nice family teamwork 🙂

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And finally the servo worked 😀

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As a dedicated captain, Awa spared sometime to fix broken cables 🙂

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So proud and happy to have a Captain like this, thanks Capt. Awa 🙂 ❤

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