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See a detailed log from this class in 2019.
We will pull lessons from the following, depending on your interests:
- Introduction to Python
- Python Turtle Graphics
- Sonic Pi
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We used the
line function to draw line segments, and then used the mouse position to
place one end of the line segments, creating an interactive artwork. We worked through Challenge 1 on the course web page. One student finished Challenge 2.
For advanced students who finish exercises early: Play with and modify this adventure game.
We reviewed the solution to the multiple lines program, and started on Challenge 2. Students might finish Challenge 2 for homework, and may review the solution video. We began work on a star field program, practicing with the random function.
We reviewed the resources in the p5.js course. We created a random star field program with different colors, and then did Challenge 3. We began working in 3D, making a sphere and a cube, and learned how to rotate it on any of the three axes. We started on a rising elevator program.
We made the elevator car rise, using a variable and decrementing it in the draw function. We used push and pop to isolate the effects of transformations, and then created a sketch with multiple 3D objects, placed at different positions. The students started on Challenge 4, Multiple 3D Shapes Artistic Sketch.
Speech Synthesis and Recognition
Getting started; Hello, World; input
Continuing Learning Python
Throwing dice and flipping coins. Using variables to count the number of heads and tails.
High-Low Guessing Game
Dave’s Example Code
Review High-Low Game
- Graph results in spreadsheet
- Scala, Processing simulation
Prepare for Tomorrow
- Download and install Sonic Pi
- Quick Sonic Pi demo