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Star Wars Coding Projects - by Jon Woodcock (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 96

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Computers

Format: Paperback

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Author: Jon Woodcock

Language: English

Street Date: October 3, 2017
TCIN: 52562026
UPC: 9781465464729
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-4962
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Guided by their favorite Star Wars characters, kids can learn to code games and use Scratch in this step-by-step visual guide. Each project consists of simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow. Full color.



Book Synopsis



Learn to design and code games using Scratch, inspired by the Star Wars(TM) universe!

Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to designing and coding in Scratch. The setting is as big as your imagination. Your favorite Star Wars characters will guide you through fun projects, animations, and games as you learn how to create and code. Draw your own Star Wars inspired sprites to use in the projects. You're the director as you navigate the spaceship you've designed through the asteroid belt you imagined as you go on the jetpack adventures you brought to life. Learn essential coding skills, share the sprites you drew with friends, and even challenge your pals to beat your high scores in the games you designed. Each project lists the sprites you'll have fun creating through simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow. Coding games have never been so fun, with Star Wars characters to guide you.

(c) & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD.



About the Author



Dr. Jon Woodcock has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Computational Astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers, from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education, giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on numerous science and technology books as a contributor and consultant, including DK's How Cool Stuff Works and Help Your Kids with Computer Coding.

Foreword Writer: Kiki Prottsman is Education Program Manager at Code.org and a former computer science instructor at the University of Oregon. As a champion for responsible computing and equity in both CS employment and education, Kiki works with many organizations to improve the experience of girls and women in STEM. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for Wonder Workshop Robotics, and is a member of the Leadership team for the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project. Kiki is based in Eugene, Oregon.

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