CoderDojo bootcamp: mBot
Bootcamp : knowledge session for coaches – introduction to robots with mBots on 11/12/19 - 18.30h-21.30h
The class will mostly consist of hands-on exercises to strengthen technical skills to support kids learning how to program robots.
Exercises will be hands-on whenever possible. We will promote interactions and peer review and we will propose activities before and during the class.
This session will be delivered as 1 evening class (11/12).
- Improve technical knowledge around robot programming and coaching
- Network with other coaches / dojo’s
- Introducing mBot in your Dojo
- Equipment and infrastructure needed
- Before you buy: understand the different versions
- mBot : the physical device
- Assembling the mBot
- mBlock : the development environment
- Know the different versions
- Installing mBlock
- Understand the different modes of operation
- Physical computing : experiment with moving, detecting obstacle, following line…
- From block mode programming to text-based programming (Arduino C)
- Presenting mBot and mBlock to kids
- Typical difficulties when programming moving robots and how to support
- Available material to support coaching
- Support kids when presenting a moving device
Who should join ?
Prerequisites: this session requires a understanding of CoderDojo coaching approach and a basic knowledge of Scratch.
So we gladly welcome:
- Coaches who already have a some experience of CoderderDojo coaching and Scratch
- People who have just attended the Coderdojo bootcamp.
What do you need to bring?
- (optional) if possible, bring your mBot with you
- Cool attitude
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