First Lego League
First Lego League is a robotics competition. The challenge is released in August and competitions run in late November to December (you can progress to provincial or world’s later). The theme this year is Into Orbit. There are three parts: building a Lego EV3 robot, researching and solving a real world problem and practicing the Core Values.
Huntsville High School hopes to run the competition in December 2018
Microsoft’s MakeCode site allows you to program (tutorials provided!) in your browser. There are three main options I use:
- micro:bit – this microcontroller is really easy to use. You can simply use it as is or use alligator clips to connect to headphones or other electronic devices. I would suggest buying at least two micro:bits ($26 each) so you can use the bluetooth to communicate.
- Minecraft – program Minecraft!!!
Hour of Code
Create 3d models.
Create Arduino circuits and code them.
Pretty complex 3d modelling.