Beginner Course: Build cool games, design characters, generate music and draw math art - unlock the power of code!
Recommended for Ages 8+
Recommended for Ages 8+
Tynker WorkshopIn this lesson you will use Tynker Workshop to write your first program. You will learn to use Actors, Costumes and sounds to create a scene. 9 Activities: 4 Intros | 1 Tutorial | 1 Puzzle | 2 DIYs | 1 Quiz
Vector DrawingAnything you imagine, you can create. Use the Tynker drawing tools to create your own Actors and Scenes. 9 Activities: 4 Intros | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
AnimationLearn the basics of animation by switching multiple Costumes in a loop. Control the speed of the animation using delays. 7 Activities: 2 Intros | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 1 DIY | 1 Quiz
StorytellingLearn to make interactive stories and jokes using code blocks. Make Actors talk using speech bubbles of different shapes. Use wait blocks to time your dialog delivery. 8 Activities: 2 Intros | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 2 DIYs | 1 Quiz
Keyboard ControlControl Actors and their motion on the Stage. Learn to move them, point toward other objects, or turn them. Make your programs interactive by using the keyboard to control an Actor. 9 Activities: 3 Intros | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 2 DIYs | 1 Quiz
SlideshowUse code blocks to create presentations and slideshows. Learn to switch backgrounds, add captions and use timing to automate your slides 9 Activities: 2 Intros | 3 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 2 DIYs | 1 Quiz
Character CreatorUse Tynker's Character Animation Studio to create your own avatar and learn to animate the avatar. Make the avatar walk, talk, jump, or even dance. 7 Activities: 1 Intro | 1 Video | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 1 DIY | 1 Quiz
Make a Birthday CardIn this lesson you will create an interactive greeting. Learn to hide and show Actors, apply visual effects and handle events when the background changes. 8 Activities: 2 Intros | 3 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 1 DIY | 1 Quiz
The Music MachineCompose and play songs on the computer using code blocks. Learn to generate music using musical notes and play it with different instruments. 9 Activities: 2 Intros | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
Positioning ActorsLearn to position objects precisely using the X and Y co-ordinates. Move the objects using glide and by changing their position in a loop. 9 Activities: 2 Intros | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
Pen DrawingCreate patterns by using code blocks that let you draw on the Stage. Set the pen color and thickness. Make patterns. Create a drawing pad keyboard controls with pen commands 10 Activities: 2 Intros | 4 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 2 DIYs | 1 Quiz
TynkerBlocksTynkerBlocks are pre-programmed Actors packaged with all the code and assets needed to run them. In this lesson, you will experiment with several TynkerBlocks and learn how to use them in your programs. 9 Activities: 5 Intros | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 1 Quiz
Keeping ScoreBuild a simple game and learn to keep score using the Score TynkerBlock using messages. Use random number generators to make your games interesting. 8 Activities: 2 Intros | 3 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 1 DIY | 1 Quiz
Adding LogicUsing conditional statements you can make a program react to different conditions around it. Learn to create logic expressions using Operators and branch your code. 9 Activities: 4 Intros | 3 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 1 Quiz
Quiz GameLearn how to build a Quiz Game using complex conditional statements, asking the user a question, handling their input, as well as sensing if an Actor is touching another Actor. 9 Activities: 2 Intros | 2 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
Color SensingBuild a maze game and move a character through a maze. Learn to program winning and losing the game, and also learn how to detect if an Actor is touching a color. 10 Activities: 2 Intros | 3 Tutorials | 1 Puzzle | 3 DIYs | 1 Quiz
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Online courses require a desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet connection and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Internet Explorer (10+) browser. No downloads required. Courses are not supported on tablets.
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The Stunt Pilot course requires a physical drone and an Ipad or Android tablet (each sold separately). Any airborne Parrot Minidrone such as the Rolling Spider, Night, Cargo, Mambo, or Swing drone can be used.