Coolest Projects International 2019

It is that time of year again!

Online Registration is now open for Coolest Projects International 2019 in the RDS Dublin next May. Parents/Guardians will need to login with their CoderDojo account details to register and complete the proposed project details.

The event takes place in the RDS Main Hall, Dublin, on the 5th of May 2019.
Unfortunately, that Saturday is also the start of the May Bank Holiday weekend so check your calendar.
This is also the shortest project preparation period since the event began so decide what you or your group want to submit. Then submit the project outline as soon as possible, you can always change it later.

Entrants can submit projects previously entered in other educational events.
Only one project can be entered by a ninja or group.
Check out the rest of the Rules and Regulations, they are straight forward and easy to read.

Admission is free and it is always a great family day out.

Hallowe’en Scratch Challenge

Today was the final day of our dojo’s Hallowe’en Scratch Challenge. To make things more interesting some ninjas arrived after school dressed up as thier favourite Book Week characters. Watch out for Harry Potter and The Hulk.


The winner will be awarded the coveted EU Code Week button badge.

Scratch 2 Python

It was very noisy at the dojo today. Everyone was excited because we tried something new. It turned into a race  with some groups but they made lots of mistakes. My group took our time.

Interesting! So far, so good.

Don’t forget the end bracket.

I got it!

It is European Code Week 2018 and some of us in the dojo are going to try to move from Scratch to Python. First we had to download MU from the internet. MU is a really simple Python editor for beginner coders. The Raspberry Pi group go about things slightly different but it works the same.

Our mentor handed gave each group a cheat sheet  to make things a bit easier. The biggest delay was the MU download because everyone was doing it at the same time. Our mentor said he will have MU on a USB key for the next dojo.

Python is very tricky because if you forget to hold down the SHIFT key you get a ; instead of : and then you get an error.  My coding buddy spotted the mistake.

Typing in text for Python is very sloooooow. Scratch is fast!