Club Engineer News - May 2014
The Student Showcase this edition features the game Hippo Flight, written by Edward, age 14 using Scratch.
About Hippo Flight:
The sky is a dangerous place for a Hippo to be, full of obstacles like planes, helicopters, mountains even rockets but it is worth the danger if you can collect enough coins. Click here to play.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
If you know of some great work you would like to share, please Please contact us.
Wanted to Buy
Club Engineer is working with several school on tight budgets and with more bright young engineers than they have Lego kits available.
The Lego Mindstorms NXT kit has been superseded by the EV3 so if you are upgrading, or have out-grown your NXT, we can find it a loving home. Please contact us if you would like to sell, or better still, donate an old NXT kit.
Work for Club Engineer
The pay is appalling, but the thrill you will get from helping others learn what you love doing will be amazing. Please contact us if you can help.
Finally, I would like to leave you with the following TED talk by Mitch Resnick: “Let’s Teach Kids to Code”.
The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.
Click here to view.