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Dodgeball, Roblox and Cybersecurity

This Saturday, we’ll be running our Scratch class as usual at 16:00. This week we’ll be following a project called Dodgeball, which involves creating a platform-based game, complete with obstacles and baddies. It’s good fun, and the class is bound to learn lots of new things. This will be followed by Advanced Roblox Scripting at […]

Flappy Parrot and more Roblox

This Saturday at 4:00pm the Scratch group will be working on an old favourite: Flappy Parrot! It’s a take on the famous Flappy Bird game, but using Scratch. The project uses collision detection, simulates a physics engine and cloning as a way of instantiating new objects through the lifetime of game. They’re concepts we’ve introduced in […]

Welcome to 2018 – Starting with a Memory Game

Welcome to 2018, a New Year and one in which we’d love to get everyone coding! We’re starting this year with the continuation of our Scratch class, which is now half-way through the sessions we have prepared. Last week the class put together a boat race and we still have a number of handouts available. […]

Boat Race and getting ready for 2018

We’re getting ready for our last Scratch session of the year, a project called Boat Race. In this session we start using Scratch to introduce game mechanics, creating a race against a clock complete with obstacles and power-ups. Like the previous Scratch projects it’s lots of fun and a great way to learn to code. […]

Scratching out a Paint Box and lots more

This Saturday the Scratch class will be building a Paint Box. It’s the next in our series and introduces the concept of cross-object communication. Each of our Scratch lessons builds on the previous one and introduces new ideas. It’s all done in a gentle way, and Code Club students are introduced to how to program […]

Get your computer chatting .. and let’s make some stuff!

Last week the Scratch team built a great Ghostbusters projects and we have more of the same this week.  Our Scratch session this Saturday will be dedicated to building a Chatbot. This introduces our class to decision trees and does so in a fun way. They will be using a sprite with multiple costumes which […]

Catching Ghosts, more Roblox and getting in the spirit

This Saturday at 4:00pm we’ll be running one of our favourite Scratch classes: Ghostbusters! It starts introducing our young students to the concept of game mechanics (which some of them already understand really well) and how Scratch can be used to build games. It’s also a great introduction to User Interaction (UX) and shaping a […]

Lost in Space and more Roblox

Our new Scratch class started with a bang last week. Well, it wasn’t quite a bang, but it was pretty noisy anyway as out new students learnt all about sprites, costumes and how to play sounds with Scratch. This Saturday at 4:00 pm we’ll be continuing with our next Scratch class ‘Last in Space’ which […]

New Scratch class and more Roblox Scripting

This Saturday we’ll be starting a brand new Scratch class at 16:00. Ths new cohort will be looking at what Scratch is all about, and using it to create a Rock Band. It’s a pretty noisy class to be in, but a great way to start learning the ins and outs of Scratch. This will […]

Isle of Man Code Club wins Award for Excellence

I’m delighted to announce that the Isle of Man Code Club has been awarded an Award for Excellence in the Digital Champions category. First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who’s been involved in the creating, supporting and running of Code Club. It’s amazing that something which started as an idea has managed […]