Coding with Scratch and VEX Virtual Robotics

Scratch and VEX Virtual Robotics are two great platforms for learning how to code and program robots. Scratch is a block-based programming language that is easy to learn and is perfect for beginners. VEX Virtual Robotics, on the other hand, is a virtual programming environment that allows learners to program VEX robots without needing physical hardware.

This software helps develop computational thinking skills while removing barriers to self-expression through program design. Without intimidating grammar or syntax, learners can focus on solving problems and building projects that are more fun than work.

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Week 1: Dive Into Coding Fundamentals

Students will dive into the fundamentals of coding with Scratch’s visual code blocks. Using drag-and-drop coding, they’ll create and animate sprites with motion and visual effects.

Week 2: Develop a Game with Custom Variables

Building on their new Scratch skills, students will develop a game featuring custom variables that keep track of the player’s score and imaginative sprites they’ll draw on a digital canvas.

Week 3: Record Custom Audio for Sound Effects

Turn up the volume! About halfway through the week, students will record custom audio for in-game sound effects and use code-driven sensors to turn games into interactive, dynamic experiences.

Week 4: Calculate Distances & Trajectories

Incorporating the robotics component of the course, students will calculate distances and trajectories with the VEXcode VR virtual robot.

Week 5: Train Virtual Robot to Navigate Obstacles

Students will train the virtual robot to navigate obstacles and mazes using sensors and dynamic equations.

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  • September 7, 2023 16:00   -   18:00
  • September 14, 2023 16:00   -   18:00
  • September 21, 2023 16:00   -   18:00
  • September 28, 2023 16:00   -   18:00
  • October 5, 2023 16:00   -   18:00

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