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 🙂

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

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Hello, welcome back to our regular ESPectro programming class 🙂

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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 – ESPectro Programming – 11 Nov 2017

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Hello from our kids regular coding class 🙂

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Today we only had one kid doing ESPectro Programming: Ozaaaaan 🙂 😉

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Ozan had to continue his project: ultrasonic with buzzer and LED 🙂

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We changed the plan a bit: the buzzer will beep each time the ultrasonic detects something, not when the counter reaches a certain number

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Ozan had to rewrite the code by combining several files together 🙂

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It didn’t work so Ozan had to try ultrasonic only with buzzer, without LCD to see if it works. Then attaching the LCD after that 😀

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Hang on Zan, you can do it! LOL 😀

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We still have next week! 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 4 Nov 2017

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Hello Saturday 🙂 Always looking forward to see kids coding in our class 🙂

Morning prep 🙂

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Ozan continued working on adding buzzer to his ultrasonic counter

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Ozan had to check simple buzzer code to be added to the new code

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Took a lot of effort because the same problem occur: the ultrasonic counter doesn’t work with buzzer added

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Nafis was back 😀 He’s doing the same project as Ozan and Reza

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And Nafis agree to start it all over again and add the components one by one, using ESPectro 🙂

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Reza helped to make Nafis’ work

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And after the ESPectro shut down for several times due to wrong polarity, it finally worked 😀 but not yet with buzzer and LED 🙂

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The most mysterious thing is that Reza’s wouldn’t work

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It took Reza hours to debug

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He changes the components to find the problem

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Still didn’t work, so we decide to take Ozan’s to be tested on Reza’s code

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And yes it worked 😀 So we combined Reza’s code with Ozan’s board and it worked well 😀

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We’re still curious to find out why Reza’s didn’t work (but at least he has a code that worked well). Reza is a very persistence kid. Won’t stop until it’s done 🙂 Now to buzzer will beep when the count reaches 20 🙂

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Next week we will add LED to it 🙂

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ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming

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Our Arduino/ESPectro Programming class today 🙂

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One of our extension cable didn’t work so Capt. Awa opened and checked it with voltmeter 🙂

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He found the source of problem and fixed it 🙂

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Took extra patience and some amount of perseverance to do this kind of job 😀

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It took lots of positions too 😀

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And finally after several testing, Capt. Awa officially announced that the extension cable was working properly and ready to be used. Thanks so much Capt.!

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After got his technical support job done, Capt. Awa got back to his sonar project 🙂 He was experimenting with Parallax
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and its standard servo 🙂

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the ultrasonic was mounted on top of the servo

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Capt. Awa teamed up with Clarence because Clarence will develop the code to display the reading from Awa’s sonar system to a TFT display

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A really great teamwork 🙂

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Clarence also has his own project, sorting algorithm visualization

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He added more features including serial monitor commands to run the sorting using any chosen algorithm

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Then he started working on ultrasonic

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and the reading worked just fine

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Next is to add micro servo  🙂

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Ozan was still struggling with adding buzzer to ultrasonic counter

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The ultrasonic counter worked fine until he added a buzzer 😀

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We’ve done lots of debugging and try-and-retry attempts but it still didnt’ work 🙂 Have to try again next week 🙂
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After the class: kids just wouldn’t stop 😀

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Friendship scenes after the class 🙂

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Capt. Fizhan (corner) was given a project to design a logo for Bu Rieny (Coding Mom Batch-3) with Wibi (middle) and Ozan (right) accompanying 🙂

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Will be reporting more excitement next week 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro – 21 Oct 2017

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Our dose of coding every Saturday 🙂

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Cinta spent 2 sessions continuing her Arduino schematic design and simulation using Proteus 🙂

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She tried several designs and with different components

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Proteus provides library of components so it is very helpful 😉

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Nafis was back after a while, and he was working on adding buzzer and LED to ultrasonic counter

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Nafis refused to connect and test the components one by one; instead he put all components and compile to see what happened 😀 Still not working and he has to debug it on the next class 😀

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Nafis little sister, Nayla liked to play with the components (she refuse to be photographed :D)

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Awa came with a new toys: Arduino Parallax 😀

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Awa was given a task to create a radar with ultrasonic and microservo and he started with this one 🙂

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Awa is fully supported by mom and sister 🙂

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And Clarence joined in 😀

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These two have their own connections

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making a great team 😀

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Clarence started to tinker with Parallax code 🙂 He was previously given a task to process data from sonar reading and display it to a TFT screen

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Reza was doing the same thing as Nafis but he did it differently: he puts one component at a time and tests it one by one

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Reza is one very focus and determined kid 🙂

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He kept trying

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And the time’s up when he was almost finished. The buzzer won’t stop beeping 😀 Next time he has to modify the code so the buzzer will only beep when the counter reaches some certain number 🙂

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Capt. Awa on duty 😀 Blurred pics because he moved so fast! 😀

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Thanks so much Capt. Awa :* ❤

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See you next week 🙂