Introducing Project
Zygote (working title)
Picademy, Pi Towers
15th July 2014
Ashley, Ben, Joshua and Heidi
Vision
To provide a fun and creative environment on
the Raspberry Pi to aid children learning
programming and more general...
Target Audience
● Age group - 11-12 year olds
● Environment - Semi-supervised learning
outside the classroom e.g. after sc...
The Zygote Approach :-)
● Open world game - programming skills
(game metaphor) applied in new contexts,
problem solving & ...
Video Demo...
What’s next?
● Large scrolling maps
● Implement the challenges for school pupils
to test and provide feedback
● expand the...
Questions & Comments ?
Jot ideas on
your Post It
Notes!
Proposed discussion points:
● Some user-friendly constructs such a...
Stay in touch
We’d really like a couple of you to stay in
touch to help us with this or to help get some
children to test ...
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Introducing Project Zygote

  1. 1. Introducing Project Zygote (working title) Picademy, Pi Towers 15th July 2014 Ashley, Ben, Joshua and Heidi
  2. 2. Vision To provide a fun and creative environment on the Raspberry Pi to aid children learning programming and more general Computer Science concepts.
  3. 3. Target Audience ● Age group - 11-12 year olds ● Environment - Semi-supervised learning outside the classroom e.g. after school clubs or at home. ● Experience - may have had exposure to visual block-based programming such as Scratch. Not assuming any prior experience.
  4. 4. The Zygote Approach :-) ● Open world game - programming skills (game metaphor) applied in new contexts, problem solving & creativity ● Guided challenges - to introduce/refresh programming concepts ● Optimised for the Pi ● Broad appeal - not your typical computer game, e.g. catering for range of abilities and gender neutral theme
  5. 5. Video Demo...
  6. 6. What’s next? ● Large scrolling maps ● Implement the challenges for school pupils to test and provide feedback ● expand the python API from just walking to interacting with objects and the map
  7. 7. Questions & Comments ? Jot ideas on your Post It Notes! Proposed discussion points: ● Some user-friendly constructs such as repeat n times for for x in range(0, n) ? ● Skeleton code with comments to guide the students ● Ability range of students aged 11 to 12 ● Errors and error messages: how to present these to the students?
  8. 8. Stay in touch We’d really like a couple of you to stay in touch to help us with this or to help get some children to test it out and give feedback If you’re interested, please come chat to us afterwards @ProjectZygote heidi-ann/zygote

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