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Catch Me If You Can

In this challenge we will create a three-player game using Scratch. One player (the yellow ball) will be chased by two other players the red player and the blue player. The red player will use the arrow keys to control

3D Staircase Challenge

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In this challenge you will use http://www.beetleblocks.com/ to create some 3D models to represent different types of staircases. I will use iteration (for loops) to make your code more effective and investigate the use of (x,y,z) coordinates to create your

Space Exploration – 3D Models

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Computer code can be used to create 2D or 3D graphics. The code used to create these graphics can then be used by 3D printers to create objects. In this challenge we will use block programming to create a 3D

BBC micro:bit – Ukulele Chord Reader

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For this challenge we are going to build a Ukulele Chord Reader for Eric Clapton’s version of the song: “Knock on Heaven’s Door” (Original Author Bob Dylan). You may want to listen to the song first on youtube The idea

3D Printing Programming

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Using a “scratch like” programming language you can create your own 3D models and export them in a format recognised by 3D Printers. Click on the picture above to access the BeetleBlocks project:

Magic 8 Ball – Using Python Blocks!

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The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how Python trinkets can be used to code with blocks. Trinket blocks use the same approach as Scratch: A collection of blocks that the programmer can select to build their code in

Remove The Blocks – Robotics Challenge

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This is a classic robotics challenge where students have to build their own robot that will be used to tidy up a 2m by 1m mat full of lego bricks by either collecting or pushing these bricks outside the mat.

Robotics: Self-Parking Challenge

New cars are fully loaded with technology. Manufacturers are working on new systems to facilitate the driving experience. Self-parking systems will soon be available on most cars. Let’s look at what the technology can do: Your Challenge Build and program

How to create a bouncing ball in Scratch

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Step 1 – Change your main sprite to a ball Step 2 – Add the following script to your sprite:  This tutorial is available as a pdf: How to create a bouncing ball in Scratch See how to create a

How to score points when your sprite collides with another sprite (in Scratch)

Scratch Tutorial -How to score points when your sprite collides with another sprite

This tutorial is available as a pdf. It focuses on how to create a score variable for your game and how to score point when your sprite catches/touches/collides with other sprites. Download this tutorial as a pdf: How to Score

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