Computer Coding for Kids by Carol Vorderman

By Carol Vorderman

An easy visible advisor to get youngsters laptop coding in no time

Computer coding is firmly again at the time table as a key ability for kids to begin studying. machine Coding for children is a distinct step by step advisor, ideal for children drawn to desktop programming and the way pcs paintings. Now to be had with textual content that lighting up as you learn alongside and playful photos and sounds.

Avoiding computing device jargon, this ebook publications kids via growing laptop courses beginning with the very fundamentals. machine Coding for children is the single programming ebook that teaches either Scratch and Python programming languages, with illustrated, uncomplicated, step by step factors that make the complicated artwork of computing device programming transparent for the total newbie. beginning with uncomplicated motives of programming fundamentals, it progresses to extra complicated tasks the place young ones can construct their very own games.

Computer Coding for children is perfect for children seeking to take your first steps into programming or those who are already and hungry to profit extra.

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25 beats This block adds a silent break in the music. Higher numbers will give you a longer break Use this menu to choose between different types of drum EXPERT TIPS Playing music Connecting notes together makes a tune. Create a new variable called “note” (see pages 50–51), and then add the script below to any sprite to create a piece of music. when Set the value of the variable “note” first clicked set note ▾ to 1 Choose an instrument set instrument to 1▾ Add a “forever” loop around these two blocks forever Tempo The speed of music is called its tempo.

Drag the “age” variable into the comparison blocks. Making 118–119 decisions △ False answer If the numbers in the block are different, the sprite’s speech bubble will contain the word “false”. Comparing variables You can use variables inside comparison blocks. It’s not worth comparing fixed numbers because the result will always be the same, whereas the value of variables can change.  ◁ The “=” block This block will give one of two answers – “true” if the two numbers in the boxes are equal, and “false” if they aren’t.

28-29). Every new project stars the cat sprite, but you can add cars, dinosaurs, dancers, and all sorts of other sprites from the library. You can even have a go at designing your own. 40 S TA R T I N G F R O M S C R AT C H Costumes SEE ALSO  38–39 Making things move To change what a sprite looks like, its expression, or its position, you need to change its “costume”. Costumes are pictures of a sprite in different poses. Sending 70–71 messages  Costumes tab Changing costumes Scripts Different costumes can make your sprite look like it’s moving its arms and legs.

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