Recently, we were lucky enough to receive a grant for some Raspberry Pi equipment which we spent on Kano kits. Coding Club were VERY excited about unboxing the new equipment! First, they had to set up the computers and monitors. Then they had to connect the speakers and the wireless keyboard. As they followed the instructions, they learnt what each piece of hardware did. Finally, when all of the equipment was set up, they installed the software and began coding!
Spheros are amazing little robots that can be programmed using iPads. You put together sequences of instructions (making sure you adjust speed, time and direction), send them to the Sphero and away they go!
We used Lego WeDo to make models that included a motor and a sensor. Then we wrote programs in Scratch that controlled the motors and made the models move!