Digital Enterprise Project

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This project has moved to a new website as the digital hub is no longer…..

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Thanks to all the mentors and participants, what a great 4 months of weekly classes
We are looking forward to getting back into it next year!

CLASSES TIMES LOCATION CONTENT
Class 1 Tuesday 3.30 – 5.30pm Darwin Digital Hub Minecraft Mods / Servers / Animation / Coding
Class 2 Tuesday 6.00 – 8.00pm Nightcliff Library 3D Printing / Drones / Coding / Wireless Communication
Class 3 Wednesday 3.30 – 5.30pm Nightcliff Library Animation / Coding
Class 4 Wednesday 6.00 – 8.00pm Nightcliff Library Digital Entrepreneurship / Arduino / Controllers / 3D Printing / Coding / Robots

We want to learn through doing projects

We have started to sketch out a number of projects to work on.
We believe working together on a project by project basis will be the best way to learn.
We always want to have fun though while doing projects through.
So don’t you dare forget to check out our “Repository of Cool” section…just click on the red button below!
Push me!



We are together for only 2 hours a week
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so we need to be able to post and communicate
What are you interested in and how do we want to communicate?

We can use:

Animation

We have worked on a few different types of animation, including GIF’s and stop animation. Click the GIF below to see more!

We have decided to build a drone
NOT just assemble one but print one out in 3D and learn how to control it
we need to learn out the ‘radio spectrum

Spectrum-Map

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2012/02/print-your-own-drone-free-designs-and-tools.html

diydrones

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19161

The thing is almost ready to depart on its maiden voyage (which will be a small up then down!)

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livid wiki building an omni board
We have components and are starting to build

We need to know how to solder

Want to learn how to code? “Coding” means inputting lines of code on a program to tell a computer how to perform a certain task. These lines of code are written in different programming languages, each of which allow you to do different things.

Here in the Digital Enterprise Project it is in our agenda to visit the following programming languages together: 

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question43   For a short description of the programming languages to be covered, click here!

person277   To review of some of the concepts of a particular programming language, click on its respective logo above

online15   Websites you made:

Since September until December 2014 we concentrated on two programming languages for the purposes of creating and designing practice websites. These languages were HTML and CSS.

HTML and CSS were a challenge for many of you at the beginning but quickly you guys picked up the pace and were in tune with some of the basic concepts of these programming languages. Well done!

At the end of the year we provided you with domain website that could actually host live websites. A few of you took on this challenge and produced some interesting sites while also learning how to use the FileZilla FTP Client. While the content of your sites wasn’t very deep (we will need to work on this in 2015!) you demonstrated competence in understanding how websites function.

Some of the websites you made which have gone live are the following:

mouse35   Other material:

Remember this: learning is a life-long journey and even the best programmers always practice to maintain and improve their skills. The more you practice, the better you will get!

Some excellent websites which will allow you to practice your coding skills are these:

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These are some of the software you may need in your coding learning experience. We will keep on updating this space as we come across new technology.

Notepad++      Filezilla___ico_and_png_by_stan0000     NetBeans

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arduino: open source micro controllers

Arduino is an open source community micro controller that can do almost anything! That’s a big claim…..but it’s true
Basically arduino is a way to move from a computer into the real world, so stuff just doesn’t happen on the screen but can turn on a light, activate a motor, take data from the world like through switches and sensors.

There is a world of projects and applications out there but we need to start with the basics. But first a sneak preview of some cool projects
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Programming the arduino with temperature and humidity sensors. One participant hacked the code to get a temperature anf humidity sensor working on an LED display board. AWESOME. An perfect for darwin (we will post a howto and the code soon!)

here’s a few links to projects:
hacknmod

musicalmidishoes

singing plant

Lessons

The first thing we need to do is switch on an LED, this simple task makes you break out of your computer and enter the real world

Yes go on, press the red button to go to the ‘arduino page’
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MineCraft

We’ve been looking at how to change customize our Minecraft games, from setting up our own servers to installing mods. We aim to go into more depth about how to create a server from scratch and also learning some coding to allow us to build our own mods! Click below to check out what we’ve covered so far….

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Want to start learning how to build your own games…. Have a look HERE!!!!!