Spent the last few days researching and investigating Scratch 4 Arduino. This is a modified version of Scratch designed to talk to the Arduino.
So far I have been looking at a 3 colour LED and creating a workshop / instruction sheet to get this working. I am also looking at using 3 separate LEDs in order to create a traffic lights activity. I am creating a workshop page for this.
The main idea behind this is not only can this be used as an activity for the Tech jam. But also I can hopefully go in to a classroom and give children / young people a engaging activity to do that also covers several aspects of the new curriculum. . I am equally open to doing this in holiday clubs. To this end I am trying to work out the overall cost of being able to take in fully set of kit, so that I am not expecting a school or other venue to have everything available.
So far I am looking at outputs, my next step is to create a few more extension activities, then perhaps look in to how inputs can be integrated in to these projects such as with a switch.
I am happy to discuss further, I am more used to working in Primary schools but am open to some secondary work, it just may take a while to generate the funds to buy the extra kit needed to run this with about 3 people or 6 if they double up.