ProCodeCG – Kids Private Class – Basic Electronics – 19 June 2019

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It’s been a while since the last class and we have to revisit again what we did the last class πŸ˜€

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the first one is to check the bluetooth connection

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successful

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and then testing speech to text app

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works fine

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and then working on connecting speech to text to Arduino

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still not working

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no sign of text on the serial monitor 😦 we need to work more on this bluetooth connection (same thing happened with the robot project so we really need to figure this out)

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*Photos and videos are also available here

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ProCodeCG – Kids Private Class – Basic Electronics – 31 May 2019

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Our project today is to create a speech recognition app in Thunkable to give command to Arduino

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The speech to text app

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the code

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now connecting to bluetooth

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successfully paired

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and now combining the speech to text code with the code to connect to bluetooth

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the arduino and bluetooth

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we did some research about how to control Arduino with Thunkable

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making the code

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We still cannot connect the app to bluetooth, will figure this out in the next class πŸ™‚

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*Photos and videos are also available here

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 1 June 2019

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Hello Saturday Coding Squad πŸ™‚

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we got this little buddies coming again to the class, how cute πŸ™‚

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Fadhlan’s saga still continues πŸ˜€

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a brand new shiny robot πŸ™‚

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very neat! πŸ˜‰

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Fadhlan is going to test the power source for the robot today

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We are testing several codes to the robot

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The robot now can send ultrasonic readings via bluetooth to this laptop

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now testing ultrasonic reading

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make sure the data format is correct

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and create a map based on the data

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the robot works well except one thing: we need less voltage because we have just crashed the robot because it moved to fast πŸ˜€

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Sam has lists to do in finishing the app

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after uploading all the asset to the app, Sam has to create logo for the app πŸ˜€

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The code is A LOT πŸ™‚ Hang on Sam, we’re going to finish this very soon πŸ™‚

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Al is going to finish 2 projects today

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One is the alien language project

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the code will make the green monster follow what we say πŸ™‚

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when we say left, it will move to the left and vice versa πŸ˜‰

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the next project

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is to give tourists info about recommended places πŸ™‚ Awesome Al πŸ™‚

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Capt. Awa’s plan today is to test the TinyDuino

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while also teaching πŸ™‚

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This is the TinyDuino with LED module and battery module

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The TinyDuino is in the middle. On the left side is the battery module and on the right side is the LED module

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Capt. Awa is discussing TinyDuino with Koosha to figure out how it works

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Wibi is making a lot of progress today πŸ™‚

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He’s given a task to create as many structures as he can in Minecraft πŸ™‚

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like connecting hallway

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basement

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secret passage

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a glass roof for the basement

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adding door for entering the house properly πŸ™‚

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Ryan is also learning the same things as Wibi

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only Ryan will prefer more experiments with structures πŸ˜€

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Capt. Faris

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and his recent research

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a super cutting edge technology

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an algorithm that can make living portraits from just ONE sample picture

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we still finding out about the algorithm

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that can make Marylin Monroe, Einstein and even Monalisa talk! *scary

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Koosha

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Koosha is tinkering with MSDOS and QBASIC πŸ˜€

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and then helping Capt. Awa with the TinyDuino

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we did some debugging to make it work

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and it finally works!

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thanks so much Koosha! we just haven’t figuring out yet how to make the LED module works πŸ˜‰

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and then Koosha get back to Minecraft Arduino project πŸ™‚

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with this complex redstone and command block configuration πŸ˜€

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*Photos and videos are also available here

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 4 Mei 2019

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Introducing our new venue: Art Cafe and Restaurant πŸ™‚

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Kids will get voucher for food here πŸ™‚

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Hafiz starts a new game today: Feeding Frenzy πŸ™‚

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Hafiz now has many skills to create different games πŸ˜‰ He’s free to create anything he likes πŸ™‚

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Aidia is going to continue connecting Minecraft to Arduino

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Setting up the server

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Start building the blocks to activate Arduino LED

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the command blocks

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Koosha gave Aidia some help

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Linking Minecraft to Arduino is very interesting πŸ™‚ Now Aidia can control anything connected to Arduino from Minecraft πŸ˜‰

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Badi is working on the website

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Maintaining schedules and booking system of Pavilion 19

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Entering data in JSON format

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And then Badi wants to learn NodeMCU

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installing libraries

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running the code

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Badi wants to create fake wifi connection πŸ˜€

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Capt. Faris is still working with his datasets

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He wants to add hand gestures to the learning system

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the dataset

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Fadhlan’s task for today is to install power supplies for the robot

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plus integrating the bluetooth module

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And when he was busy soldering the robot, the seat of the chair fell πŸ˜€ Glad he wasn’t hurt and nothing was broken πŸ™‚

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The batteries (that later sparks because the switch got short-circuited)

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So Fadhlan has to fix the switch and check why one wheel doesn’t work

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Sam has got serious things to do with the Juz’amma app

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He now can store data in local storage but not yet with local database

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we have to carefully design the database for the application before starting to enter the data

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Harraz (so sorry we didn’t manage to get his picture) is creating a new game

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with lots of sprites

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Once Harraz done with the assets, we’re going to develop an awesome game πŸ™‚

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Koosha

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is ready to explore Minecraft Link more

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another way to turn Arduino LED on and off πŸ™‚

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Koosha explored some other mods

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The mod to have a computer with keyboard and browser inside Minecraft

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Capt. Awa is researching Minecraft Link too

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Capt. Awa helped other students learning Minecraft Link too πŸ˜‰

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Syadad is going to create a new game today πŸ™‚

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His Maze Game is full-featured already πŸ™‚

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He’s going to make a shooting game

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Andra is going to type his own Minecraft mod today πŸ™‚

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He will type his own javascript code and then install it to the server and run it Minecraft πŸ™‚ Let’s see the result next week πŸ™‚

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Mohan came back after a while

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and picked up where he left, and got distracted with Minecraft Modding too πŸ˜€

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Jihan (we’re so sorry we didn’t get her picture as well 😦 ) is learning basic programming

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She is a fast learner and she will start to learn machine learning soon πŸ™‚

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Wow lots of projects and progress this week πŸ™‚ We will be reporting again soon πŸ˜‰

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 9 Mar 2019

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Most people would think that there’s nothing serious about what we’re doing every Saturday πŸ™‚ In fact, everybody has targets and real projects to do each week πŸ™‚

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Fadhlan is going to test radar mapping today

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the schematic of the robot but we’re adding more sensors and components for navigation and mapping

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radar readings

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a messy desk, a tight schedule and the most important: a happy heart πŸ˜€

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Faishal insists to install Kali Linux on his laptop πŸ™‚

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He had tried several times and fail, so this time Capt. Faris is helping him out

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There you go πŸ™‚ Faishal is given some tasks to explore Kali Linux for pen test πŸ™‚

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Aidia and her unbelievable family project: a railroad crossing gate simulation πŸ™‚

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Aidia do the coding and the Arduino thing, the mom makes the maquette, and the dad makes sure all thing works together, including transferring the maquette from home to the class and vice versa, safely πŸ™‚

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The details of the maquette

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A great Dad, sitting there for 3 straight hours, assisting his little girl πŸ™‚ We should give this family an award! πŸ™‚

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Hoping the mom won’t be furious when we cut the styrofoam open to check the wiring πŸ™‚

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Testing the coding and the wiring

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Checking every wires, every components

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And finally works but we’re going to improve this next week because we’re out of port so we had to use port 0 and 1 which cause problems uploading the sketch to the arduino πŸ™‚ We’re going to reduce the LED so we can get more ports for ultrasonic sensors πŸ˜‰

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Sam’s father wants us to make Sam’s Juz’amma ProCodeCG App a real app πŸ™‚

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So we’re going to improve the UI/UX and add more features

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See? We do serious things in here πŸ™‚ We create awesome products πŸ™‚

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Badi is working on his mom website πŸ™‚ A real website πŸ˜‰

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The design, with HTML and CSS

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Finding the best layout

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the code

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and we’re going to add booking calendar

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Badi’s Mom is going to be proudddd πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Faris is doing a classification of handwriting using TensorFlow

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The visualisation of the classification: 4 persons’ handwriting

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The handwritten letters

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The example of the data (Faris has 4 samples)

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the code

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Al wants to learn photo editing today πŸ™‚

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Al learns some techniques to edit photos

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and then after that he wants to learn some animations πŸ˜‰

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Al has strong passion in art πŸ™‚

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Hafiz’s project is creating an Endless Run Game πŸ˜‰

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It requires tricks and techniques to make the dinosaurs jump smoothly πŸ˜‰

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Djalu is creating another app, not yet with machine learning

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There will be more projects and progress and products to be reviewed next week! Till then! πŸ™‚

*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 πŸ™‚

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

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The sprites (and the backgrounds πŸ™‚ )

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜€

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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 πŸ˜€

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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 πŸ˜€

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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 πŸ˜€

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Mohan’s task today is to create a Dinosaur Endless Running Game too πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ We’ll see πŸ˜‰

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*Photos and videos are also available here

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – 16 Feb 2019

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ProCodeCG Kids R&D can be found here every Saturday πŸ˜‰ We don’t need fancy stuff, just create things and being productive with whatever we have πŸ˜‰

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Sam’s Memorizing Juz’amma App is still in progress πŸ™‚

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we do some code refactoring today, by adding index to refer to each verse

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Capt. Faris helped Sam rewrite the code to be more efficient πŸ™‚

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Badi decided to learn web design today πŸ˜‰

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So he started to learn HTML and CSS

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He now can create his own .HTML file and display it on a browser

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and after finishing HTML and CSS, Badi will learn some JavaScript to make the website more interactive πŸ˜‰

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Faris is going to continue researching about Machine Learning today, and his tasks is to explore the IBM platform including setting up accounts for ProCodeCG Kids

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Student management

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Creating an app with Thunkable to be connected to the machine learning platform

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setting up the classification

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Faris is also doing this research on generating random faces and now giving colors to a black and white pics with machine learning (the image on the left is the black and white, in the middle is the result of machine learning, and the right side is the real pic)

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Djalu has been added to the platform and ready to explore

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This is what Djalu trying to do: classifying two groups

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The result πŸ™‚

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Faishal is also being registered to the machine learning platform to explore

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but apparently the platform is not stable yet

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It took a long time to do the authentication and to get the result

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So then we switch into creating a game with Thunkable

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The result: we will score if we hit the yellow ball

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and the score will be decreased when we hit the red ball

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the control is done by tilting the phone. This is the code

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Fadhlan got so much things to do today: assembling the robot with compass and 3 ultrasonic sensor

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Testing the compass

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Testing the ultrasonic sensors

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modifying the code so our old robot now can navigate with 3 ultrasonic sensors without using microservo

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Capt. Awa has several project to finish today

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He is going to combine RFID with the Vending Machine

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It worked on the first try! Yay!

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Awa said he prefer to sit on the floor πŸ˜€ It makes him easier to think LOL

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What’s next?

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Next is to print the RFID reading to the serial monitor

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We’re going to count each time we tap each RFID card

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the result

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and then we decided to make our own prototype of Β unmanned store πŸ˜‰

Each card will represents an item with different prices. So when we tap the card, it will count the total price for each item

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The result πŸ˜‰

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Capt. Awa refused to stop before finishing up the code (this is definitely one of his glorious day! ;))

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The final result!!! So super awesome!

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Nice! Our prototype of unmanned store πŸ˜€

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Capt. Faris and Capt. Awa: ProCodeCG R&D Discussion πŸ˜€

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Yogy’s mission is to make a score or status that will follow the object

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we have tried this one but not working yet. We’ll try again next week πŸ™‚

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*Photos and videos are also available here