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This is a giant part of why we started The Computer Club.  With few exceptions from more affluent schools, our kids aren't learning in school what they need to to prepare for today's jobs.  Hack Club seeks to change that and we are inspired by their pursuit:

We're super excited that we're going to be starting a new series of Hack Club events with Placer County 4-H!

An information night will be held on Friday, September 8 at 6pm.

Meetings are the 2nd and 3rd Friday of each month beginning in October.

Contact: Cayce Beames, cayce@thecomputerclub.org to RSVP or enroll at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/placercounty4h/Join_4-H/New_and_Returning_Youth_Members/

If you aren't able to make the information night, stop by to see us inthe 4-H booth at the Placer County Fair from 6p to 9p on Saturday Sept 9th!

Hack Club at 4H

This Saturday, we are hosting an event in celebration of International Nodebot day.

We will be building little sumobots using lasercut frames and simple electronics powered by Arduino and the Johnny-Five javascript library.  When we finish our bots, we will test them out in the sumo ring!

Held at our Hacker Garage on Saturday July 15, 2017.

Our programming is getting FANCIER: This meeting will start our Collaborative Sketch project! Draw with one or more friends! In this project we’ll be combining HTML, p5.js, Firebase, and jQuery to create a collaborative sketchpad. We’ll use p5.js to manipulate the drawing space, Firebase to keep track of our drawing in terms of points that we’ve marked in our drawing, and jQuery to easily manipulate HTML elements.

Hack Club Logo

Last meeting, we created Dodge, a video game where you move your dinosaur out of the way of falling rocks.

In this meeting, we will be creating a game similar to Flappy Bird, Pitfall and Defender, or for the modern among us, Geometry Dash.  This one is called Platformer.

Come join us on May 20 at 11a at our Club Garage!

You can see a playable demo version here:

http://prophetorpheus.github.io/platformer/

It's Sumobot fighting time!!

Originally posted for Facebook, this shows the simplebot using the Captain Arguino Arduino board from www.podpi.com being controlled via AJFisher's UDP transparent bridge to Johnny-five over Adafruit Industries' ESP8266 "Huzzah" development board.

This design was adapted from Andrew Fisher's article in Make: JavaScript Robotics by Rick Waldron & Backstop Media.

I control the bot using W, A, S, D.

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