First Day with Code Phreaks (10/4)
This Saturday was my first day working with Code Phreaks. Though the organization usually focuses on teaching children game design, it has recently been focusing on teaching children robotics, specifically FLL (First Lego League). This weekend, specifically, their FLL kit came in. However, because we had to spent all of our time going over the rules and guidelines of FLL, we never had the opportunity to give the children any time to further improve on their Lego programming skills. Next week, we, the staff of Code Phreaks, aim to have set up most of their FLL obstacles so that they can start programming their robots to clear these obstacles, or at least think about how they want to program them.
Code Phreaks at West Ridge
Today (10/8) was my first day at one of the weekday Code Phreaks meeting. Instead of being held at CPL in the morning, it is actually held afterschool at West Ridge Elementary. Students from multiple neighborhood elementary schools meet up there. Today, the students started working with making their robots move in controlled conditions. As most of the students were doing that, I worked with a student of West Ridge to build their third FLL robot. Next weekend session, we aim to finish building all the missions so the children can start programming to clear their obstacles.
Code Phreaks Weekend Meeting (10/11)
Just finished building our team’s third EVA3 robot as well as 2 of the obstacles that they will be using. That leaves us with Bag 4 of the obstacles, integration of the table, and some final prep work for some of the other obstacles. Most of the students have started programming their robots to move and turn, if not also working with the additional add-on sensors we have (such as color sensors and touch sensors).
[posted together as original posts were accidentally posted on personal tumblr]