Description

Make coding come to life with the LEGO WeDo kit. Using Tynker's intuitive visual coding approach, and the WeDo kit, you'll will engage in both digital and physical creation. Incorporating the the touch sensor, the accelerometer, and the optical sensor allows for an array of inspiring STEM projects. By the end of the week, you'll build 10 fun real-world projects including a game controller, a rock band, and a car that is programmed to avoid obstacles.

How this course works: Students sign in to their Tynker accounts from a Chromebook or desktop computer and complete a Tynker lesson online. Then, they sign-in to their account from the Tynker app on a shared iPad device. The DIY projects will be available under the "My Projects" section in their app. They will be able to modify and run the programs on the iPad to control the accessory via Bluetooth. You can share one or two tablets between all students in a classroom and they can take turns controlling the accessary.

Recommended Accessories: This course requires a LEGO WeDo 2.0 Kit and a tablet (each sold separately).

  • At least one LEGO WeDo 2.0 kit
  • One iPad for each kit
  • The free Tynker app for iPads
  • Laptop, desktop, or Chromebook computers for students to work through the modules

No experience with coding or LEGO WeDo is necessary.

Topics

  • weDo command library
  • Sequencing
  • Repetition
  • Events
  • Conditional logic
  • Problem solving
  • Debugging

What Students Learn

  • Introduction to basic programming
  • Using loops for repetition
  • Conditional logic
  • Sequencing tasks
  • Recognizing patterns
  • Debugging programs
  • Problem solving
  • Game Programming
  • Networking

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.

1. Introduction
12 activities
Pair the Tynker app with a specific SmartHub and learn to identify it. Build your first Tynker projects that program the built-in LED and speaker.
2. Light and Sound
6 activities
Create your own musical experience by programming the LED and speakers simultaneously. Program the SmartHub to play a song.
3. Sensors Galore
10 activities
Learn to program the detachable tilt, motor, and distance sensors and also to read their values into variables in your programs.
4. Milo and Friends
5 activities
Bring your structures to life with code! Make a frog walk, make a fish flex, and program a car.
5. Game Controller
5 activities
Learn to program the SmartHub as a controller for popular games like Brick Breaker and Geometry Dash.
6. Total Control
4 activities
Create a fun personality test game and a comprehensive remote control app that controls all the sensors: LED, speaker, motor, bump, and distance.
7. Weather Station
3 activities
Integrate with Internet weather web services and program a real-time weather station using the motor and LED sensors.
8. Rock Band
4 activities
Start your music career with your SmartHub and mobile device or collaborate between several SmartHubs to program your own classroom rock band.
9. Advanced Gamer
5 activities
Use code to convert the sensors into joysticks and create a true gaming experience.
10. Dominoes
4 activities
Program your own racecar! Use multiple SmartHubs as racecars, using their distance sensors to create a chain reaction.
11. Fly a Drone
4 activities
Use the Tilt and Distance Sensors to fly a drone. This requires a separate Parrot Minidrone.