Description: 3D Modelling allows for a huge amount of creativity and imagination without having to learn any code. This event will take you through how to create your own duck in Blender and teach you the tools you will need to go on and create bigger projects. From what you learn during the event you will be able to enter our competition.
Description: Learn how to develop an app for Android phones using MIT App Inventor.
Description: The Computational Thinking Obstacle Course will pit teams of participants against the clock to solve puzzles adapted from the internationally known Bebras initiative. Collaborating together, the team members must gather clues along the way to reveal the combination for a virtual lock box that contains prizes for the winning teams. Teams will be randomly created from the individual participants.
Description: See how the principles of video games can be used to learn programming. From simple games which use assembly languages to solve problems, to huge international competitions hosted on services like Kaggle. Using these tools, work can be a lot more like play.
Description: This event helps students to build a virtual world for a 3D game with the Unity game engine in a tutorial structure. Students will learn about how to create structures and include objects, texture and light, own (player) movement, a simple AI, and interaction with 3D user interfaces.
Description: Learn how to create an interactive Biodiversity Map in your browser. Biodiversity refers to the diversity of living things in an ecosystem, we are going to learn how to use the OpenStreetMaps api to make a map of different things related to biodiversity.
Description: One day of the camp is dedicated to Girls in STEM. The materials for this day has been developed by females to be delivered to females. Anyone who lives their life as female is welcome to join. We will be using Turtle Stitch to learn Snap! Programming and create designs. These designs can be downloaded and loaded onto an embroidery machine. The aim in this day is to help combat the peer pressure that some young girls feel surrounding the stereotype of science and programming being “boy” subjects.
Description: Java is one of the most widely used programming languages in both industry and education today. “Hybrid Java” is a tool which makes learning Java a little easier. Hybrid Java uses drag-and-drop programming approach to help you build up your programs. During this event, students will learn some of the basics of programming through the Java language and the Hybrid Java tool. We will explore how to build up some simple programs using programming concepts. At the end of the session, you will be able to take this knowledge and translate it into traditional text-based Java programming.
Description: During our music technology event, you will learn to make music in an easy and fun way. We will use the SoundTrap website, which is an online tool for making music, to create our music. It is easy to use and you don’t need to have any background of music. In addition, we will learn how to record and edit our voice and mix it with our music. Audacity, a free audio tool, will be employed to record and edit your voice. In summary, if you like music that of course you like, this event is for you. From what you learn during the event you will be able to enter our competition.
Description: During our music technology event, you will learn to make music in an easy and fun way. We will use the SoundTrap website, which is an online tool for making music, to create our music. It is easy to use and you don’t need to have any background of music. In summary, if you enjoy music then this is the event for you!
Description: Learn Setanta, the new all-Irish programming language. Find out how to use Setanta to make animations, games and more, and learn some Irish along the way. Setanta is suitable for everyone, from total beginners to programming experts. We'll be taking a look at Setanta's fun interactive tutorials and seeing how to make our own games. Setanta runs in your browser, so there's no need to install anything! You can save your code online and share it with friends. You don’t need to be fluent in Irish. Setanta's Irish is simple, you only use as much as you want, and the documentation and tutorials are available in English.
Description: We will look at how we can convert text to speech and speech to text using services from the IBM cloud. This project can all be completed in the browser and with no programming experience necessary. Text to speech is hugely beneficial to those with sight impairment or those who have difficulty reading.
Description: Computer games can be used to learn some of the computational thinking skills behind programming. We will introduce a computer game that teaches programming skills through solving puzzles with a simplified programming language.