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July 7-11, 2014 - Cool Girls Summer Camp

This camp is only open to the Cool Girls which is a local non-profit organization.

Cool Girls July 7-11 2014

WeDo and Scratch

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.

The Scratch projects below can be found at

Camp Schedule:

Monday 1:30-4:00
Introduction and Survey
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

Tuesday 10:00-4:00
Campus Scavenger Hunt
Scratch: Polygon Project
Scratch: Name Art with Green Screen Pictures
WeDo: Moving Sculptures

Binary Bracelet
WeDo: Moving Sculptures and Gears

Wednesday 10:00-4:00
Amplitude Art
WeDo Sensors and Variables with Scratch


Thursday 10:00-4:00
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

Scratch Projects:
Spinner Art
Polygon Project
Spiral Scratch
Amplitude Art
Name Art with Pictures
Growing Flowers
Scratch Quilt Project
Change My Picture

WeDo Projects:
Spinner Top
Moving Sculpture with Glowsticks and Picture Taking in Dark
Drawing Robot
Using Sensors to Control Art and Drawing with Scratch

Art / CS Unplugged Projects
Binary Bracelet

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

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