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Welcome to the DSCL Coding & Robotics Corner of the Website!

Here you will find tutorials and worksheets from Coding and Robotics camps previously offered at the library and taught by Mr. Jadeja.
Resources  for setting up and running a Raspberry PI at home and Programming Engines such as PICAXE and Scratch.

Raspberry PI
What is it?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over Dripping Springs to learn programming.
You can learn more about the Raspberry Pi here.

Visit the Raspberry PI website here.

Projects @ DSCL

Program a Traffic Light - Raspberry Pi Worksheet - Physical computing with Scratch

Programming Resources for your PC

Scratch

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.  It is a programming engine used to teach programming.
Visit the Scratch website at - https://scratch.mit.edu/
Download the Scratch 2 Offline Editor for your computer (
Adobe Air is required, available at the link)- https://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/
For additional Scratch resources and tutorials - Scratch Wiki

Essentials_Scratch_v1.pdf

Download file — application/pdf, 9 MB (10081152 bytes)

Scratch GPIO - Raspberry Pi Documentation.pdf

Download file — application/pdf, 863 kB (884578 bytes)

Remote Connection Resources for the Raspberry Pi

RealVNC Viewer

The RealVNC Viewer is a program which allows the the user to remotely view and operate the Raspberry PI  from your computer. Eliminating the need for connecting the Raspberry Pi to a keyboard, mouse and monitor.
You can download it here.

vncsetup.pdf

Download file — application/pdf, 3 MB (3987403 bytes)

PuTTY

 PuTTY is a client program for the SSH, Telnet and Rlogin network protocols.
These protocols are all used to run a remote session on a computer, over a network. PuTTY implements the client end of that session: the end at which the session is displayed, rather than the end at which it runs.
Basically, PuTTY creates a remote connection between your computer and the Raspberry PI device, so that you may operate the Raspberry PI from your computer.

You can download Putty here  - For Windows PC download, putty.exe for Windows on Intel x86

Not ready for the wonders of computer programming? Just want to be able to use Microsoft Word or figure out Windows 10? Don't worry, we got you covered, check out the Computer Q&A resource page on our website. Also, there are free online courses offered through Universal Class and Learning Express.
Check them out here by signing in with your library card!