We are pausing our Sunday session to give us a chance to drink some green beer! Enjoy the weekend break
We will be breaking for the Midterm, returning to normal sessions on Nov 4th. The autumn term will run then up until December the 2nd.
Due to circumstances entirely within our control we are not opening today. Have a great day off and see you next week.
Only a few more days left to Coolest Projects on Saturday May 26th.
Its shaping up to be a great day. CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire has a great representation, rumour has it the largest of all the Dojos in Ireland! Well done everyone.
On the day there’s over 14 fun filled activities for kids and parents alike – take your pick from
– ToG Soldering and Lock picking
– Turtle Stitching
– LED Cube
And there’s some great speakers and panels covering topics such as teaching your kids good Digital Habits, the challenges of teaching technology subjects and how to keep girls interested in STEAM!
And there’s even an Experiential Area where you can do some hands-on workshops!
If you have registered a project then one Parent or Guardian is also automatically registered. Additional parents or guardians that want to come must also register. Remember to avail of your free ticket here and using the code CPFREECD
And finally don’t forget our Ninjas will be showcasing our very own Project Scorpion. Here’s a teaser – check it out at CoolestProjects!.
Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder there be the final Sunday session this coming Sunday 25th June. We will celebrate the success of our winning Ninjas at CoolestProjects and another successful term CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire and hope that some of the Wednesday Ninjas will come to share in the fun.
We will be taking a short break to go green and celebrate St Patricks Day! We will be restarting on Sunday 26th March.
Enjoy the holiday!
This coming Sunday, after many weeks of hard work, we will see Liam, Jack, Ian, and Darrach present their projects in the hope of winning the coveted award of ‘Voted Best Website 2017’. This will be followed by an award ceremony and prize giving as well as an interview with the proud winner of the coveted CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire Web Design Trophy. An event not to be missed!
The 20GBP device supports motion sensing (Titling, Shaking) and can display images on a 5×5 LED matrix. Microbits can be connected together over a radio link and share data and the device is small enough to be powered by two AAA batteries.
1. Connect the two MicroBit’s wirelessly with the Radio library
2. Shake the device to make a selection
2. Randomly choose one of the three choices
3. Display the result on the LED
4. Send the result to the other Microbit
5. Work out which device won and display that to the user
How would you modify your program to make the game fun for the visually impaired?
Would it be fun to extend it to include Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard and Spock…
Some of you may have already met her or her friend Siri, they perform a similar function, they are good listeners and really want to help you with your problems. I am of course talking about Amazon’s AI tool which has started to be embedded in a number of devices – including Amazon’s own Echo device.
Here’s how it works:
1. You wake up Alexa – Amazon echo is listening for you to say Alexa – other devices need to have a button
2. You talk and the device records
3. The recording is forwarded to the Amazon AI
4. The AI decodes what you have said and determines an answer
5. The response is played back to you.
Well the good news is there’s a public API for developers and a some Python code out there to allow us to connect to it. There’s a small amount of wiring but not much! Try it out…
And when you have connected to it, now you can connect it back to you (eg using IFTTT)…