Scratch Jr, Dash
Coding with Scratch Jr teaches young children to solve problems, design creative projects, create games digitally as well as, express themselves through stories. Scratch Jr utilises a set of carefully arranged programming block pieces which is intuitively designed to snap easily together to make sequences of blocks, interacting or manipulating a collection of asset images. Building an interactive program has never been easier.
To make the experience holistic, the Dash robot is introduced. Dash is a programmable robot with a character which has built-in hardware such as proximity sensors, microphones, programmable LED, Bluetooth, fusion sensor, and powerful wheels. Add-on hardware kits are also available such as the launcher, drawing, and xylophone. The Dash robot incorporates blockly as the visual code which is a similar experience to Scratch Jr. Using a mobile device, and by using intuitive programming blocks makes learning programming at the touch of the finger and easier to grasp.
This course is a complementary mix of Scratch Jr and programming with the Dash Robot. Both are targeted at young learners to help them explore and experience both software and hardware to jumpstart their interest in the world of robotics.