Our Nodebot Day celebration is coming up. We are the only place in California currently scheduled to host an event. (and, of course, this is pretty awesomely nerdy stuff!)
Please let us know if you'd like to join us on 7/29.
Our meeting on June 10th is just a couple of days away!
We'll be continuing the exercises in Module #4 from PodPi.com, talk about Module #5 and the new robotics happenings.
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:
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.
I control the bot using W, A, S, D.
The Commodore 64 and I spent hours and hours together. I've enjoyed it's 8-bit songs very much.
This article talks a bit about the awesome art of 8 bit sound in games.
At our club, we have two separate programming tracks:
One is Hack Club, which is targeted at High School kids, and Google's CS-First for elementary and middle-school kids. Any kid can do any of the tracks at our club.
The CS-First program includes some very great video-driven, instructor supported tutorials on how to create programs using MIT's Scratch programming environment.
We are currently using the Storytelling Theme and will be doing Game Design in the summer.
Let us know if you'd like to join us, by filling out the Contact Us form: http://www.thecomputerclub.org/contact/
Besides it having a cool name, I think it's very cool tech and something we could totally build in our club. It would be awesome if we could attach a workload to it...something like a water wheel to it to lift water up to some height and then feed, say, a small aquaponic garden....
Great Article from Comstock's Magazine about PodPi, the curriculum that we are primarily using for our electronics track:
Something we are working on for our next meeting.... I think it needs eyes that light up...
Neo, Emily and I built this following instructions from a special edition of Make:. We're going to build it at our next club meeting!