No make-up dojo

Hi ninjas and parents,

Unfortunately, we can’t find enough mentors to fill out a make-up dojo to replace March’s lock-out, so we’ll have to wait for April.  I know, it’s a bummer.  But you can checkout the Learning Resources on the CoderDojo wiki (“Kata”) for challenges and new things to learn in the meantime.  And if you have any questions, ping one of our mentors on the CoderDojo platform (coderdojo.com).

I’ve also got assurances from our host that they’ve put measures in place to make sure we don’t get locked out again and they already have people lined up for the next three dojos to make sure we won’t be out in the cold!

 

Happy coding,

Dave W.

November Second Saturday Dojo – November 12th

Our next dojo event is Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST) at CenturyLink Cloud – 575 Maryville Dr.. 4th Floor. Saint Louis, MO

Please go to https://zen.coderdojo.com/ to register!

 Join us and learn how to program in a fun, engaging atmosphere for both kids and parents.  We’re a free coding club for youth and young adults (“ninjas”) ages 5-17.  We’ll teach the basics and show you where you can learn more!

October Second Saturday Dojo – Oct 8!

Our next dojo event is Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST) at CenturyLink Cloud – 575 Maryville Dr.. 4th Floor. Saint Louis, MO

Please go to https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/us/saint-louis-mo/st-louis to register!

 Join us and learn how to program in a fun, engaging atmosphere for both kids and parents.  We’re a free coding club for youth and young adults (“ninjas”) ages 5-17.  We’ll teach the basics and show you where you can learn more!

Parents and Ninja! Please register…

Parents and Ninja! Please register on the global CoderDojo webite at https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/us/saint-louis-mo/st-louis

Volunteers, parents, mentors and all…

Volunteers, parents, mentors and all interested parties… Please make sure you are checking our Meetup site for the latest discussions and meeting information!
http://www.meetup.com/Saint-Louis-CoderDojo-Volunteers/ also check our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CoderDojoSTL/

 

Next Second Saturday Dojo

Our next dojo event is Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST) at CenturyLink Cloud – 575 Maryville Dr.. 4th Floor. Saint Louis, MO

Please go to https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/us/saint-louis-mo/st-louis to register!

 Join us and learn how to program in a fun, engaging atmosphere for both kids and parents.  We’re a free coding club for youth and young adults (“ninjas”) ages 5-17.  We’ll teach the basics and show you where you can learn more!

Holiday Gift Ideas!

For those struggling  to come up with gifts for the techies and geeks in your lives we put together a list of great websites for you. If you know of a great site that should be on this list please let us know.

Toys 
Electronics –
Makey Makey: http://www.makeymakey.com
Snap Circuits: http://www.snapcircuits.net/
Robotics –
Sphero: http://www.sphero.com/sphero
Cubelets: http://www.modrobotics.com/cubelets/
Ozobot: http://ozobot.com
Dot & Dash: https://www.makewonder.com

Maker/DIY Electronics
Retailers –
Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.com
Sparkfun: https://www.sparkfun.com
MakerShed: http://www.makershed.com
Manufacturers –
Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc
LittleBits: http://littlebits.cc
LilyPad: http://lilypadarduino.org
Raspberry Pi: https://www.raspberrypi.org, http://us.kano.me

Books
Programming –
Scratch: Super Scratch: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11730
Minecraft Modding: Learn to Mod Minecraft in 24 hours: http://amzn.to/1lIPgoy
Raspberry Pi: Top 5 for 2015: http://bit.ly/1IzF2Bi
Electronics –
Arduino: Sew Electric: http://sewelectric.org,
Arduino Adventures: http://amzn.to/1OKAxFt,
Sylvia’s Awesome Arduino Project Book: http://superawesomebook.com

Games
Robot Turtles: http://thinkfun.com/products/robot-turtles/