Every day there are more children who dream of creating their own video game, which is not a surprise if we take into account that video games are already the first choice of entertainment. Luckily, every day it is easier and more accessible to learn to program video games, since there are many platforms to enter this world that can be adapted to different ages and levels of knowledge.
There are many reasons to learn to code from an early age, so it is important for children to see programming as a fun and creative activity they can enjoy. Teaching children and adolescents how to code in an entertaining and motivating way can be a great challenge but fortunately there are now a wide variety of tools which allow young people to take their first steps into the world of programming. This week we want to talk about 5 free or low cost tools that are perfect to get you started in different areas such as programming, 3D modeling, robotics or electronics.
The Karel Challenge Finals were held on Saturday 29 May. This competition combines strategy, speed and correctness when programming, as each participant must guide his virtual robot along different routes where he must overcome obstacles, grab objects and find the exit before his rivals. 39 Junior finalists and 75 Senior finalists reached the final phase on Saturday, where they had to overcome new challenges and difficulties to reach at the exit.
There are new online coding courses scheduled! Our summer camps will take place in July and registration is open now. This time we have scheduled four different courses, so that everyone can find one that may like.
The word “robot” was first used 100 years ago during a science fiction theater play premiered in 1921. A century later, robotics has long ceased to be a futuristic idea and it’s already part of our present. From domestic robotics to industrial robotics, the use of robots in our daily lives makes our tasks easier both at home and at work.