Our first class went well today – we’ve got a great bunch of kids and they are all really excited and eager to participate!
Some of the phones the students brought in were too old to be supported. The ‘Blockly’ code requires Android 4.1 (all phones from 2012 onward should have this) and if you have a tablet please make sure it has ‘bluetooth’ (look for it under Wireless Settings) – some popular tablets like the standard Kindle Fire don’t have this very useful feature. You can find the version of Android by also looking under the Settings icon/app under About phone / software.
For those looking to purchase a ‘budget’ device I recommend the following:
I received the remaining parts I was waiting for from China today so all is well on the procurement side of things.
Here are pictures from today: