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Community Content Release: Hardware projects to improve your life

19 October 2017 路 by Ciara McHugh

This week I present you with more hardware projects from CoderDojo York!   Plant Moisture Monitor (Arduino) Remembering to water the plants is a problem faced by many. Personally I find it hard to know when some of them need watering too. Well, thanks to technology these things need worry us no more! The Arduino was designed especially to let you program things like sensors. With this resource you learn how to use a moisture sensor and program an Arduino to flash to tell you when your plant needs watering. If you really want to go all out… Read More

Celebrating European Code Week with our 5th Annual EU Dojo

18 October 2017 路 by Nuala McHale

On October 17th, the fifth annual EUDojo event was held in the in the European Parliament in Brussels. CoderDojo, who recently reached the milestone of having 1,500 coding clubs in 75 countries worldwide, hosted the event along with Ludick Niedmeyer MEP*. The event coincides with the fifth year of Europe Code Week. As part of EUDojo volunteers, and parents from across Europe were invited to participate along with 40 young coders who travelled from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom to the EU Parliament to showcase their coding and technology skills. Read More

Community Content Release: Spanish Resources!

10 October 2017 路 by Ciara McHugh

Hola! Today I bring you some resources all in Spanish! Unfortunately I do not speak Spanish myself so I am writing this in English 馃   Python Write a program to request and analyse traffic information about the M30 route. Get started with programming Minecraft using the API. See many more example programs on GitHub   App Inventor Check out the very comprehensive guide to App Inventor for beginners.   The above resources are all from 馃嚜馃嚫 CoderDojo Espa帽a聽馃嚜馃嚫. Check out the聽Kata Espa帽ol page for more!   Would you like to contribute?… Read More

Launching the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge!

26 September 2017 路 by Nuala McHale

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where school-age youths code is run on the International Space Station! We want to inspire as many Ninjas as possible to further their interests in space science with code! The challenge is open to CoderDojo clubs and schools in all ESA聽member countries聽(most of Europe) including Canada and Slovenia. Some Dojos have already gotten involved, including Neffies Dojo in France, so why not get your code into space? Two missions are available; Mission Zero (submission closes on 26 November) A non-competitive mission for young people… Read More

What we’ve learned during #BackToDojo 2017!

25 September 2017 路 by Nuala McHale

Over the last 7 weeks 鈥楤ack to Dojo鈥 has highlighted resources available to you as a CoderDojo member, so you are ready to start back at your local Dojo! Each week we shared content you can use in your Dojo and other tips to save you time and effort running your Dojo so both volunteers and children get the most out of it. On this the last week of #BackToDojo we wanted to share everything we’ve learned so far so you can easily find all the resources in one really useful post! See all we’ve shared below. Week 1: This… Read More

Developing your Dojo through breadth

21 September 2017 路 by Philip Harney

Last week I talked about using depth as a way of developing your Dojo. Giving Ninjas a chance to grow their skills in a particular topic鈥攍ike Scratch, HTML or JavaScript鈥攁s a way to continue to develop as coders. The alternative, which I’ll look at this week, is breadth. I want to be clear, though, that I don’t think this is a situation of either one or the other. I think that particular Dojos, and Ninjas, will need to employ one or the other at different stages in their development. What do I mean by 鈥渂readth鈥 in… Read More

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