ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro/Arduino Programming – 12 Aug 2017

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Today we’re preparing for ProCodeCG Kids Coding Exhibition 17 August 2017 πŸ™‚

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Clarence is going to present about one of his projects

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Clarence has been doing research with ESPectro and created lots of things

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Mostly about visualizations using LCD

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This one is a space shooter visualization

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Clarence has been doing some tuning to the fps and the algorithm

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He also has sorting algorithm visualization to be presented on the exhibition

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Rezky is one of the most focus and diligent πŸ™‚ He is now working on ultrasonic counter after finishing all the previous sections πŸ™‚

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Rezky has finished the simple smiley animation

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and then battery charging animation

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And continue to ultrasonic sensor πŸ™‚

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Raul comes back πŸ™‚

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catching up with the stuff he hasn’t done for weeks

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Yes, Raul’s ultrasonic sensor is working πŸ™‚

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Well done, Raul πŸ˜‰

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Vian has just started learning Arduino/ESPectro Programming last week and he’s totally excited about it πŸ™‚

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It takes time to download ESPectro libraries and doing set up

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so we use Arduino while waiting

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Vian likes to make the schematic from the very beginning, from the simplest and then adding more things πŸ™‚

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He started to learn about resistor value πŸ™‚

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Cinta is working on her project for exhibition: Automatic Traffic Light Pedestrian Button

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We will be reporting about our exhibition next Thursday. Wish us luck! πŸ˜‰

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming – 5 Aug 2017

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Hello! This is our regular thing on Saturdays πŸ™‚

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Vian surprisingly told us he wants to learn Arduino/ESPectro Programming instead of GameMaker and Minecraft πŸ™‚

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He learned to make an LED blinking πŸ˜‰

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and then 2 LEDs

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and then 3 LEDs

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and then because we’re out of breadboards then Vian learned how to make RGB LED works πŸ™‚

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Rezky got a new LCD I2C and ready to test it

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Yea it worked πŸ™‚

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Rezky learned to create some simple custom char

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and also lots of sets of custom chars πŸ™‚

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So did Ruben, he had just got a new LCD I2C

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he did the wiring and prepare to test it πŸ™‚

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while we’re installing some libraries, he drew πŸ™‚ amazing πŸ™‚

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or put everything inside his toolbox on a breadboard πŸ˜€

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or lay down for a while πŸ˜€

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ok Uben, the library is ready, let’s compile πŸ˜‰ Yes it works! πŸ™‚

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Ruben learned how to display text on the LCD

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and also how to put a smile on it πŸ™‚

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then given the task to put a sad face πŸ˜‰

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Ozan was really busy making an ultrasonic sensor work πŸ˜‰

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and finally it worked πŸ™‚

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The LCD is showing the number it is counting *it was dimmed because we use 3,3V instead of 5V (the 5V is used to power the ultrasonic sensor)

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Yaaay, awesome work Ozaaaaan πŸ˜‰

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Nadine wanted to learn Arduino/ESPectro programming too πŸ™‚ Capt. Faris helped her to get started πŸ™‚

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Nadine is very interested to learn about components and devboard πŸ™‚

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She learned how to make a LED blinking (just like Vian)

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Learned some debugging with Capt. Faris

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and then learned to blink more LEDs πŸ˜‰

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and also RGB LED πŸ™‚

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Proud! Good job Nadine! *she can’t wait to have her own ProCodeCG Kits next week πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Cinta examining the ProCodeCG Big Toolbox to get some idea what to create πŸ™‚

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It’s so much fun today like always πŸ˜‰

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming – 8 July 2017

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – ESPectro Programming today πŸ™‚

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We had a newcomer, Emma πŸ™‚

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Emma is interested to learn C so she was given an intro to Arduino to try some C-like language πŸ™‚

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Hello Rafi welcome back πŸ™‚

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Rafi picked up where he left more than a month ago πŸ™‚

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He created an animation of charging battery πŸ™‚

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Raul was also catching up with stuff too πŸ™‚ He was working on synchronized clock via internet through wifi on board ESPectro πŸ™‚

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Ruben had finished multiple LEDs last week. Today he learned about RGB LED

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Under Capt. Faris’ supervision πŸ˜‰

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This cute little guy took notes! A rare scene! Kids should be taught to do this! πŸ™‚

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Ruben seems to have another calling too: drawing πŸ™‚

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Ok, with Capt. Faris assistance,

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Ruben has also finished to make a button worked too πŸ˜‰

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Hello Rezky πŸ™‚

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Rezky fixed what didn’t work the last time

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He redid the button and button to serial section, and both worked nicely!

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Abdillah was given a task to create a counter with an ultrasonic sensor

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It worked perfectly with an Arduino πŸ™‚

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The ultrasonic sensor will count how many objects detected πŸ™‚

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Next is to make this work with ESPectro so we can send the data via cloud πŸ™‚

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and make LCD I2C works with ESPectro

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Abdillah was helping Rezky with library errors πŸ™‚

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Rezvan was back too πŸ™‚ Β Working with button to serial

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And worked nicely! Next is button with LED πŸ™‚

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Capt. Malik (started to have being in a pic :D) was working on air-drum project πŸ™‚

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We’ve got lots of project going not only in the class but also when the kids are off the class πŸ˜‰ There gonna be lots of progress next Saturday πŸ™‚ Can’t wait πŸ˜‰

 

ProCodeCG Kids Coding Camp – IoT Programming – Day #1 – 22 June 2017

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Day #1 of IoT Programming πŸ™‚ We have 3 kids for this topic πŸ™‚

Today we did some ESPectro setup and configuration, and then started basics about ESPectro. We learned about LED, button and neopixel. We created some cool stuff about neopixel on board, like creating knight rider and traffic light with pedestrian button πŸ˜‰

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Here’s the pics of each kid with their works πŸ™‚

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Dea

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Abdillah

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Tomorrow we will learn about sensor πŸ˜‰

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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 – 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˜‰