This week's theme is art and movement using LEGO WeDo and Scratch. Scratch is free software from MIT that lets you create interactive art, animations, music, and games. LEGO WeDo kits contain a motor, a tilt sensor, and a distance sensor as well as LEGO blocks. You can make all sorts of cool things like a top spinner, a ball kicker that kicks whenever a ball gets close, or a plane that controls a Scratch plane. You will learn about responding to events, variables, and loops.
Students will Stamp and Pen tools in Scratch to create visual art that responds to linear directions and reacts to sensor input.
Students will identify and Use Variables to manipulate Scratch and WeDo motors to create visual art.
Students will use sound and distance input to control computer graphics.
Students will use binary numbers to perform basic counting and decoding operations.
Students will encode their names in a binary system.
Students will create moving sculptures with WeDo Robotics system that use rotational motion and gears.
Introduction and Survey http://findings.Pre-Camp.sgizmo.com/s3/
Scratch: Spinner Art - Using Random and Stamp
Scratch: Spiral Art - Using Pen Down, Width, Color
WeDo: Start Top Project
WeDo: Finish Top and Program with Scratch
Take GreenScreen Pictures
Open Time with Scratch
Campus Scavenger Hunt
Scratch: Polygon Project
Scratch: Name Art with Green Screen Pictures
WeDo: Moving Sculptures
WeDo: Moving Sculptures and Gears
WeDo Sensors and Variables with Scratch
WeDo: Moving Sculpture with Glowsticks: Build and Test
Scratch Quilt Project
Scratch: Growing Flowers
WeDo: Film Moving Sculptures
Scratch: Working with Pictures and Graphic Effects
Open Time for Projects
Project List for Camp
Name Art with Pictures
Scratch Quilt Project
Change My Picture
Moving Sculpture with Glowsticks and Picture Taking in Dark
Using Sensors to Control Art and Drawing with Scratch
Art / CS Unplugged Projects
Instructor: Terry Foster
Location: College of Computing, room 347
Materials: Laptops, mice, chargers, WeDo kits, balls, scavenger hunt printouts, green screen, binary bracelets, glowsticks, and camera
Workers: Alexandra, Megan(lead), Morgan