Sense and Sense Ability

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Second Elluminate tutorial - Introducing Sense

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<ul><li>1.Welcome Before we start please check that your audio is setup and working UseTools-&gt;Audio-&gt;Audio Setup Wizard and following the instructions Were aiming to start at 20:00; from 19:45 until then is for sorting out the technologies</li></ul> <p>2. BEFORE WE START........... </p> <ul><li>Id like to record this session for those unable to attend </li></ul> <ul><li>If you would rather the session was not recorded, i.e. if you do not consent, please click the red cross. Otherwise click the green tick </li></ul> <ul><li>The session will only be recorded ifeveryoneagrees to it </li></ul> <p>3. Sense and Sense Ability Elluminate session II TU100 11J 4. Were going to cover..... </p> <ul><li>Palettes and where to find the various blocks </li></ul> <ul><li>Distinguishing between types of block </li></ul> <ul><li>Creating and running scripts </li></ul> <ul><li>Editing scripts </li></ul> <ul><li>Loading and saving scripts </li></ul> <ul><li>Trouble-shooting</li></ul> <p>5. Multi task </p> <ul><li>Open Sense in the background Ill leave time for experimenting and looking around as we work through this tutorial </li></ul> <ul><li>Were going to take it slowly so dont worry </li></ul> <ul><li>Let me know that you are ready to continue by showing a green tick </li></ul> <p>6. Naming of the parts </p> <ul><li>The next slide shows the names for some of the bits of the UI (user interface) </li></ul> <ul><li>If I use any term which you dont understand you must stop me and ask! </li></ul> <ul><li>Note that the UI has a number of right-click menus; if you cant see what you need try the right-click </li></ul> <ul><li>You wont see a sprite just yet but dont worry......... </li></ul> <p>7. 8. Creating a sprite Give the sprite a name At this stage you will draw your sprite using Paint Use Show (on the right-click menu) to put your sprite on the stage http://screenr.com/SR4s 9. An exercise </p> <ul><li>Create, name and paint your sprite </li></ul> <ul><li>Green tick when youve finished </li></ul> <p>10. Now we can look at the palettes 11. Making them do something </p> <ul><li>Drag components from the palette to the scripts tab </li></ul> <ul><li>Create a Start event </li></ul> <ul><li>Add actions </li></ul> <ul><li>Tell it to stop </li></ul> <ul><li>String them together and run the script </li></ul> <p>http://screenr.com/qm4s 12. Tracking progress </p> <ul><li>If you want to see where the cursor has been use the pen </li></ul> <ul><li>Start the pen drawing by putting it down </li></ul> <ul><li>Stop it by lifting it and get rid of the lines by using clear </li></ul> <p>13. An exercise </p> <ul><li>Put it together a script to draw a line for 50 steps </li></ul> <p>14. http://screenr.com/fm4s 15. Space and time </p> <ul><li>Use the go to to set the sprite position handy to reset the script........ </li></ul> <ul><li>Use the speed slider to control how quickly the script runs </li></ul> <ul><li>Show and hide are applied to the sprite and do just that </li></ul> <p>16. An exercise </p> <ul><li>Make your line start at 0,0 and hide the sprite when the line is complete </li></ul> <p>17. http://screenr.com/3m4s 18. Using blocks </p> <ul><li>Duplicating a block </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Right click </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Deleting a block </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Right click </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Splitting a block </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Click and drag down </li></ul></li></ul> <p>19. Saving and loading </p> <ul><li>As with most applications use the Save or Save as options to save the project </li></ul> <ul><li>Use the About this project section to keep a note of what the project is about </li></ul> <ul><li>Load projects using the Open option </li></ul> <p>20. Planning the programme </p> <ul><li>As the programs become more complex its important to plan them first </li></ul> <ul><li>Use pseudocode </li></ul> <p>Start Draw Sprite circle? Place sprite in the right place Move it X steps Rotate Y degrees Do something else Stop 21. An exercise </p> <ul><li>Draw a square with a side length of 75 steps and starting at 0,0 </li></ul> <p>22. An exercise http://screenr.com/jm4s 23. Troubleshooting </p> <ul><li>Stepping through the code use Single step </li></ul> <ul><li>Take out sections and run without them to see what breaks </li></ul> <ul><li>Walk through the code (Bench test) looking at what youve asked it to do </li></ul> <p>24. Q&amp;A </p> <ul><li>Hope this has been of use </li></ul> <p>25. Futures </p> <ul><li>The next tutorial will be on 7th December at 19:00 (repeated on 10th December) and cover Sense programming using loops and variables </li></ul>

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