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Robot Memories

50 min

Intermediate

Ages 7-13

What Will You Learn?

During this live coding session, Elby is visiting his grandma Dottie during a terrible storm. When there is a power outage, her memory files become corrupted. We need to find them and bring them back to life with color and movement. Participants will learn the basics of coding tri-LEDs and motors using Makecode. CodeJoy participants will learn the basics of coding tri-LEDs and motors using Makecode.

These 50 minute live virtual sessions will be held DAILY July 26-30 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT and on July 30 also at 10 am ET / 7 am PT.

Please note: Projects below are in addition to the live coding session and will require additional time.

What's Next?

After attending the Virtual Session, you can use what you learned to complete additional projects! Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. Or download the presentation as a PDF for printing.

PROJECT 1: Make a Robot Memory Box

Design and create a moving, colorful memory to fit inside a box. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. TIME: 2 hours; LEVEL: Intermediate

PROJECT 2: Add a Distance Sensor

Add a distance sensor, so that the memory is only triggered when someone gets close. Click here to see the Maker and Educator Guide presentation with lots of ideas. TIME: 40 minutes; LEVEL: Intermediate

CodeJoy June 4, 2021
CodeJoy produces live, interactive, student-facing shows that get kids coding and controlling the pre-built robots in their studio. Their 45 minute sessions center around a narrative, and kids use code to help Kelsey and her robot friends solve problems. Kelsey Derringer, CodeJoy’s on-screen teacher, is an educator with 18+ years of classroom and professional development experience. She specializes in teaching robotics and coding to non-CS teachers, helping them bring creative robotics into other subject areas. Matt Chilbert, CodeJoy’s director, is an educational media producer with 10+ years of classroom experience and 20+ years of experience in filmmaking, including working at Sesame Workshop and the Jim Henson Company. He specializes in creating story-driven learning experiences that use filmmaking techniques to keep kids’ minds focused on learning goals.  
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