ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 30 Mar 2019

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Coding crowd this Saturday 😉

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Hafiz is working on Plant vs Zombie Game. It is quite difficult and takes more time to develop than the previous ones

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Preparing the sprites

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the assets

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each sprite is carefully designed 🙂

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the background

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Testing plant placing

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The objects are now placed neatly in the room 😉

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More objects added 🙂 Nice! Next is to add scoring and spawning the zombie randomly 🙂

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Sam’s work is getting harder and harder to do since the target is to release this app to PlayStore

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We need to think how to manage the screens and the size of the app

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We are discussing the screen flow and the best UI/UX design especially to show the user the progress of memorizing the Juz’Amma

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we just realized that Sam’s app has too many screens and that makes the app size grows. The more the screens, the harder it is to manage

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Capt. Faris had his own app developed with Android Studio, and he shared his architecture to us

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it is time to throw in database 😉 and the trick is to create limited screen, and reload the view from the database

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so Sam has to learn about accessing TinyDB 😀

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It leaves him like this LOL

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Fadhlan, stop eating the candy and start to work! 😀

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We have to work on this: testing the right and left motor plus the controller, and make it navigates

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Working hardddd there you go 😀

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Capt. Awa helped us testing the robot *and ran away when the robot was activated because it refuse to avoid obstacles LOL but at least we know that button, LED, buzzer, wheels, are working and we just need to check the ultrasonic before adding compass and bluetooth module 😀

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Capt. Faris and his research 😀 He was given a challenge to learn how to prevent shoplifting with camera object detection

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Capt. Awa, brought new toys!

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The new stuffs have the same size as a coin!

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wowww, modules for TinyDuino

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But we still couldn’t get these little mates to work :(( We suspected the USB-UART driver or probably the port

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So Capt. Awa explored another thing: basic electronics simulation

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and then helping us with the robot

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the robot was going in circles so Capt. Awa helped us switching the polarity 🙂

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Testing is done for today (too many things being hit by the robot LOL)

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Badi’s website is ready to be uploaded to public 🙂 Today Badi will buy domain and hosting and upload it

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We’re searching for the best option, and after we got one, Pavilion19 will have a website 🙂

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Aidia is so excited about her Minecraft Project today 🙂

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She brought lots of books for references 🙂

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Aidia does both design and mechanical structures in Minecraft

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Look at this: she created a locker system below a beautiful building she designed 😉 How nice!!!

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Inside the locker corridor 🙂 Next week we’re going to add button to get a specific locker sent to a specific person 😉

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Al is going to make another animation, yaaay 🙂

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He’s getting better 🙂

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Al finds references on the internet to get more ideas

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And he created animation for educational purposes like this one 🙂

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We have a newcomer: welcome Andra 🙂

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Like the others, Andra had to go through the intro to programming

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One challenge down

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Now another one, and Andra can do it very quickly with lots of excitement 🙂

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Yogi came with the same problem from the last class: displaying a score that follows the object 🙂

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This one worked for Game Maker Studio 2 but not with version 1 so we tried so many ways and still couldn’t figure it out. Don’t worry Yogi we’ll work it out

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Syadad is now ready for a code combat 😉

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Syadad is very excited with this challenge, especially because now he has a friend: Andra 🙂

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Next week Syadad will be ready for creating games yaay!!!

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Until then! 😉

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 23 Mar 2019

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Our regular productive Saturday 🙂

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Aidia’s animation with Scratch 🙂

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Today Aidia started a new Minecraft Project

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Aidia installed Pivot Animator because she wants to create animation

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But today she focused on building things with RedStone

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Aidia created some rollercoasters and our plan is to add counter to count how many cycles a cart has gone through

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Sam is still working on adding more features and improving the UI/UX of his Juz’amma App 🙂

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We’re finding ways to give user the info about how many verses have been memorized

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There are some alternatives: with progress bar, with checklist, or numbers

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For now each verse has a check list, the next is how to show the summary 😉

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Badi has made excellent progress!

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The website is done!

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With the booking calendar!

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whoaaa this is incredible 🙂

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The gallery

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The booking details

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For next we will add number of visitor and probably a chatbot 🙂

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And next week we will learn how to upload the website 🙂

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Hafiz finally finished the Endless Runner Game

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The next is Plant vs Zombie Game 🙂

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Fadhlan has to install all the components today: button, LED, buzzer, micro servo and ultrasonic sensor. And we’re going to see the robot navigate and gathering radar data

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Fadhlan is making his way to make the micro servo securely planted on the platform

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Fadhlan is enjoying things like this

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Thing most kids are avoiding 😀

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Nice installation

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Undergone navigating and mapping test

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the readings 🙂 The remaining problem is the wheels wouldn’t move. Will check on that next week

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Capt. Faris explored deeper about faking image, videos and voice

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He is really doing a serious research

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He even investigated how to do deep learning from a 6 months chatting history

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Abil started to create his shooting game today

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The assets are finished but not yet the code 😉

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Syadad had finished lots of Minecraft Hour of Code Series and LightBots at home

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Today he started a Blockly Games journey 😉

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After Syadad is done with Blockly and CodeCombat then we will start creating games 😉

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Every kid has their own pace and interests, that’s why they have to be treated personally and differently the bring out their best 😉

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ProCodeCG Kids Private Robotic Class – 14 March 2019

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Our target today is to test radar readings of the robot

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Instead of using 3 ultrasonic sensors we decide to use a micro servo and one ultrasonic sensor for the robot to navigate and reading the environment, to simplify the inputs and the data processing

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Fadhlan has to make sure every components have been placed correctly and working well

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The ultrasonic sensor is still not reading. This is the pair of degrees and distance. The distance readings are still zero

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the radar

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after we fix the ultrasonic sensor, and it reads the correct distance

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now the radar detects the objects around

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Next we will make the robot navigates and creates map 😉

*Photos and videos are also available here

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 23 Feb 2019

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Reporting ProCodeCG R&D activities this Saturday 🙂

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Abil joined the regular class because there’s no weekday class this week 🙂 He’s determined to finish a game today 🙂

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The sprites (and the backgrounds 🙂 )

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The room

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Setting up movements

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Still needs some storyline here but at least the assets are ready 🙂

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Badi is getting better with HTML and CSS

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He starts learning more difficult layouts

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Badi is going to create a business website for his mother 🙂

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Samsam’s Juz’amma App is getting better and smoother

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But before he continued the project, he was asked to learn a bit about machine learning. Because it might be needed later and probably will give him some ideas on how to improve the app

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the code in Thunkable

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The app on the smartphone *check up the videos showing how this app wonderfully works

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After we choose a surah then the app will display the Arabic letters and also the translation. Very nice app!!!

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Faishal is working on an app with machine learning ability 🙂

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The first is to classify nice words and bad words

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and the next project to create an app to read handwriting 🙂

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Entering the data sets

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creating the code

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Capt. Faris is researching about image detection and recognition 🙂

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He even read the papers related

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and testing the code

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he also create his own data sets *using his friends’ faces 😀

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learning and testing

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Hafiz works very hard making the Dinosaur Endless Running Game

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He tried lots of codes to get the real look and feel

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we’re going to keep improving this game so it will give what we want 😀

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the code

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Fira joined the class because she wants to make a belt to help blind people

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This is Fira’s design in sketch

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we use arduino, ultrasonic sensor and buzzer

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Testing the sensor

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Now adding a buzzer to make it beeps every time the sensor detects something

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The schematic

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Done! The next is to put these stuff and wires to be a wearable device 😀

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Al is improving his game

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by giving lots of details and level of difficulties

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Capt. Awa’s target today is to upgrade his vending machine to be controlled by RFID

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So the vending machine will work when we tap the RFID card

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Yasss it works! *see the videos for more details

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Capt. Faris helped to improve the code 😀

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Mohan’s task today is to create a Dinosaur Endless Running Game too 🙂

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Drawing the assets

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Fadhlan’s compass is working well now

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Fadhlan has to design the layout of the robot

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with the development board, motor controller, compass, breadboard and 3 ultrasonic sensors

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He tried to make a sketch but finally gave up saying that he preferred to do it without drawing/looking at the manual 😀 😀 😀 We’ll see 😉

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*Photos and videos are also available here

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 26 Jan 2019

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Our regular process to raise future coders and engineers 😉

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Harraz has so much idea he got problems in choosing which one to make 😀

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and then Harraz chose to create a RaceCar Game

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for next he will create this Jumping Dinosaurs Game inspired by Google 😀

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Capt. Awa has a pile of works to do 😀

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Today he debugs the IoT project

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try to connect to the wifi

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and suddenly it works after several weeks 😀

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The RGB LED color will be controlled using this colored Zebra interface 🙂 Very interesting 🙂

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The serial monitor display

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and the face of victory LOL

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Next: uploading code to Arduino Nano via Arduino Uno and still didn’t work

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Fadhlan has got plenty to do with the robot this whole year

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He has to develop a new and more advanced robot for the international competition

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and he has to report every week. These are stuff from one of the jury to be explored

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This robot is still going to be used for testing the algorithm while also building the next robot

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Djalu has gone through our Python Handout so he’s ready to learn more

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He’s now looking for some real problems

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Today he made improvement to the Simple AI by changing the language 🙂

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Sam is still figuring out how to transfer his apps to other devices

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The app works fine, but it cannot be transferred/tested by scanning QR Codes

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Badi is making the BreakOut Game today 🙂

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He really needs a new challenge next week 😉

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Faishal is having a headache 😀

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He has to create a GUI for Pizza Ordering System 😀

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So he has to manage the labels, textfields, radio button, drop down list, etc 😀

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There are still some bugs and we will figure it out 🙂

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Mohan and that smile 🙂

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with the help of Capt. Awa

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creating a very unusual BreakOut Game heheh 😀

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Next week we need to prepare 1 kid for international young scientist competition and 2 kids for a coding competition. It is not about winning or losing but it is about the process and the experience 🙂 Wish us luck 😉

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ProCodeCG – Young Scientist Competition – Coaching – 20 Jan 2019

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The first Young Scientist Competition Coaching to prepare the participants for the international competition 🙂

Fadhlan had to present and demo his work

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The presenter before us

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Fadhlan’s Team while waiting 😉

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Time for presentation

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And the robot needed some tinkering to make it work again because Fadhlan had built it from scratch

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The judges

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One of the judges: Pak Janto V. Sulungbudi, lend us 18650 awt batteries, he helped installing the batteries too 🙂

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Still not working, must be the wiring or bad wires

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So we had to delay the demo until we make this work 😀

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We did everything: change the power supply, add it, connect it in parallel, in serial, divide them and all, still not working. Everything on the breadboard that connected to Arduino works, but the wheels just wouldn’t.

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We checked the wheels and the DC motors by giving power directly and they worked properly. we suspect the motor controller but we didn’t bring any spares.

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We worked for hours. After lots cups of coffee and tea 😀

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We did soldering, and unsoldering, and then it left us with one possibility: wires connecting to the dc motors. And after we changes them, it works! 😀 Fadhlan glue gunned the connecting wires to secure them and apparently it burned the wires and make them stop working (next time no glue-gunning connecting wires!)

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Back to the judges

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Ok the robot worked nicely, only the ultrasonic sensor didn’t give any readings. Must be the wires 🙂 But at least now we know what the problem is 🙂

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Judges gave suggestions on what to do to upgrade the robot, and we have to make weekly reports. This is a very valuable experience and a great honour for ProCodeCG to be a part of this awesome event. We’ll be working on this for a year, if we make it to the next stage, we’ll see 🙂

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 12 Jan 2019

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Hello, hello! Everybody has project to do today 🙂

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Fadhlan is going to connect the robot to the power source and make sure that it works today

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The robot looks so brand new and neat

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We’re going to power the dc motors with 4 1,5V batteries and power Arduino with 9V battery or usb (to pc or to powerbank)

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Taking a break 😀

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Badi starts to create his Race Car Game

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Aidia is working on a Traffic Light Project using ultrasonic sensor

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The schematic

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Testing

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debugging

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Ok now it works 🙂 Next we’re going to add micro servo to open and close the gate 🙂

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Sulaiman is exploring interesting structures in Minecraft

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We’re aiming at creating a school locker system

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or a digital calculator

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Harraz’ project is to create a game like Mario Bros

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Djalu (wearing green shirt) is still experimenting with encryption and virus in Python 🙂

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Sam makes steady progress each time. He’s developing an app to memorize Qur’an

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The codes

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Welcome back Farrell 🙂 Farrell wants to make a simple flight control simulator using ultrasonic sensor 🙂

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Testing the sensor

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the code

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didn’t work

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debugging, trying every possibility

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even with tempe to detect LOL and finally we change ALL the connecting wires and it worked 😀

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Captain on Duty

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Ajez and the Maze Game 🙂

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Making improvements and going to make another game 😉

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Mohan showed Badi how to create a fuel bar for the race car game

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and then Mohan created a BreakOut Game 🙂

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There will always be projects, and research, and new things to learn in this class 😉