For the last day of CoderDojo, The multimedia department in CIT staff visited CoderDojo with the Oculus Rift headset. Thanks Frank and Eoin for coming over and spending your Bank Holiday Friday with us. You will be paid in pizza! Eoin has completed his final year project for Multimedia using Oculus Rift in conjunction with Blackrock Castle Observatory. Thanks to young Frankie for giving us a ver
The Oculus Rift is a headset which is most commonly used with gaming plunges you into a visual experience. The coders thought it was ‘wierd’ ‘cool’ ‘awesome’ and they were queuing to get their go on it. Though some of the adults had mad e to the top of the queue before them! You can see more information on the Oculus Rift here and expect to see it in Christmas lists later this year.
Remember Folks Enjoy the holidays now until we see you all on September 11th.
The summer has just flown in and we are at the June bank holiday before we realised it. We will be saying goodbye to CoderDojo CIT for the Summer and will return on 11th September. Something special will be on next Friday 29th May – watch this space.
Welcome back to all the coders from the Easter Break. We are delighted to see everyone again and the bright evening is making all the difference for coders walking to CIT. Next week, we will be here as usual but there will be a problem with the power so we will be finishing up at 5.45 so remember to tell your chaffeurs (parents etc ) that you need to be picked up at 5.45.
In other news we have more requests for new members to join CoderDojo CIT, we are really sorry to say that we have a very long waiting list that we are trying to address. However there are 200 on the list. Therefore we are not takiing any more requests. You can instead try one of the other CoderDojos in the Cork area by checking on the CoderDojo website https://zen.coderdojo.com/
Construct 2 was mentioned ….
AI – can now play lots of classic games !!!!!
here is some art work from the team
Tune in next week for more!!!!!
Take a break coders – and enjoy the midterm break.
We are looking for CoderDojo mentors with any level of experience to join us for a workshop to share their experiences. If you have some time next Wednesday we would love to spend the morning and have lunch with you.
The HTML room learned about Google’s new virtual reality kit – who knew you could do that with cardboard https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/index.html
Dara showed all the ninjas a demo of app inventor http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ – Thanks Dara!!!
We discussed the various browsers out there Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari
The innovation week competition is coming as CIT prepares for a week of activities in March. The coders will be coding furiously to win some prizes. Get your thinking hats on!
HTML room this week….
The Ninjas this week discussed did some work with
- HTML to create a table and display it on a page
- How we could use GitHub to store our code
- The theory of 10,000 hours practice – Practice makes perfect!!!!
Aoife and Zainib brought their poster and prototype to each room to explain their BT Young Scientists project. The girls had created a prototype wrist band which would vibrate when a smoke alarm was activated. This product is designed for those who are deaf and hard of hearing. There was great interest from coders and parents. We congratulate the girls and their CoderDojo mentor JeanMichel Rubillion.
Welcome back to CoderDojo All.