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 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 🙂

 

 

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 30 Sep 2017

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Our Arduino/ESPectro Programming Class today 🙂

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Reza was getting ready to unbox his motor servo and try it for the first time

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The first task is to make it work

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the next is to activate the motor with ultrasonic

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And after lots of effort and debugging, it worked 😉 Nice work Reza 🙂

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Hyeaaay, Capt. Awa is baaack 🙂

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He brought new stuff: a fancy Arduino 101

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and a stepper 🙂

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Awa had lots of things in mind for the next project 🙂

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Awa is going to add timer to his micro servo

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and then create a radar with ultrasonic sensor 🙂

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Awa asked to be taught how to use dan read an avometer 🙂

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While Koosha looking around the big toolbox, Awa measure everything with the avometer 😀 Electronics and components is more interesting to this kids more than candies 😀

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Ozan was testing his ultrasonic motor servo

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Didn’t work

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so we asked Awa for help

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The ultrasonic alone was working

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The motor servo alone was working. But combined, it didn’t work

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Took some time to figure it out and we decided to change ultrasonic with button. Still didn’t work and Ozan will try again next week

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Vian started to work with motor servo too 🙂

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He was intended to create some robot crawler or something 😀

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While Koosha got back to his project: creating an elevator

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Koosha’s project drew Awa and Vian’s attention 🙂

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Koosha even created an animation to show how the elevator should work

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Pretty awesome 🙂

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Koosha wants the elevator to play some music

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So we were working on making a memory board with some sounds in it to connect to Arduino and make sure the file has been read and then connect it to the speakers

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While Cinta was still so into her project

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the cryptic and complicated one, which will play different song when different button is pressed 🙂

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And here’s some interesting scenes about friendship and joy after the class 😉

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See you next week 😉

ProCodeCG Kids Regular Coding Class – Arduino/ESPectro Programming – 23 Sep 2017

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Today we picked up where we left last week: making a micro servo works 🙂

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There were on only two kids working on Arduino/ESPectro Programming 🙂 This is Ozan

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He had successfully made micro servo works, and ready to add an ultrasonic sensor to activate the micro servo 🙂

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Nafis was working on the same thing

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He added an ultrasonic to activate the micro servo and worked 😉

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Next week we will explore more things, and help the other kids to catch up 🙂