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Digital Technologies

We offer a series of workshops, tours, presentations and camps linked to the Digital Technologies curriculum. They are designed for high school aged students interested in learning more about the Cyber Security field. Each of these workshops can run for one hour, or combinations to make half or full day sessions. We also run similar workshops through each of the school holidays.

Introduction to Coding using Pyblocky: Create and display images using block code, make and scroll your name or messages using our specially designed dual screen python programming website.

100 lines of code: Using the Python language learn some basic programming concepts whilst you create simple games such as rock paper scissors, ASCII coding, or password creator. Learn how to employ Variables and Types, Lists, Basic Operators, Strings, Conditions, Loops, Functions, Classes and Objects and/or Dictionaries.

Creating a Digital Game: Use computational thinking to develop a simple game using either a micro: bit or python code. Games such as Chase the dot or a Reaction timer or Tic Tac Toe and Magic 8 Ball.

Animation: Use computational thinking to create simple animations on a Micro: bit or characters using ASCII. Watch your images come to life as moving pictures.

Embedded systems:

Introduction to programming: Use computational thinking to develop code that programs a microcontroller. Using BBC Micro: bits explore the different functions available on a BBC Micro: bit such as the programmable buttons, Bluetooth, and wireless communication programming to them to do something.

Micro: bits and pieces – use a breadboard, wires, external devices or some sensors to code a micro: bit. Learn how to create simple hand-held controllers, communicate information, or collect data. Learn how to code joysticks, buzzers, ultra-sonic ranger, and/or moisture sensors along with a micro: bit.

Micro: bit Hack-tivity – Explore the capabilities of a Micro: bit, understand real world applications, and create your own solutions to global goals. Come up with innovative ways to use a micro: bit to protect, preserve or to sustain our world.

Cost: Nil

When: During school time and school holidays

BYO: Water bottle, snacks and lunch

Where: Building 18, Level 1 or 2 Computer Labs

Parking Buses: Groups can be dropped off at the Main Entrance Joondalup Drive at ECU’s Library Building 31. Cars: Take Lakeside Drive entrance off Joondalup Drive, turn into Deakin Drive, go over the roundabout and into Red Carpark 14 – free on the weekend.

Map: CAMPUS MAP

ECU is proud to be a member of SAGE’s Athena SWAN Australia. This initiative promotes gender equality and encourages opportunities for women in STEM.

For further information contact Dr Michelle Ellis Michelle.Ellis@ecu.edu.au

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