Learn fundamentals of Python programming with state-of-the-art hardware

Module 1: Build from the fundamentals; Set up your Python environment, choose the   IDE, and learn the basics of printing.

  • Interpreters and Compilers
  • Setting up Environment Path
  • Modes of programming
  • Python IDEs
  • Print function- your first program with end and sep
  • Escape characters
  • Python Character set
  • Indentation
  • Writing Comments

Module 2: Getting familiar: Understanding the Terminologies. Case studies to compare the data types.

  • Python tokens
  • Variables; Rules for naming, and multiple assignments
  • Expressions
  • Operators; types and precedence
  • Taking user inputs with the “int” function
  • Numeric datatypes
  • Boolean
  • Sequence datatypes
  • Data type conversions
  • Practice problem-solving with operators and inputs

Module 3: Decision-making and Loops in Python; Learning conditional statements and loops!

  • Python if, if-else, else-if, nested-if
  • Python Loops (for, and while)
  • Patterns using nested loops.
  • Floy’s triangle
  • Fibonacci series
  • Palindrome check
  • Python break, continue and pass statements.
  • Assessment

Module 4: Using string data type and built-in functions.

  • Strings; Definition and properties
  • Indexing, traversing, and manipulations
  • Slicing operation
  • Operators with Strings
  • Immutability property
  • Built-in functions
  • String to list conversions
  • Word guessing game.
  • Project- password validity check

Module 5: Sequence data types; List, Tuples, Set, and Dictionaries

  • Lists; Creating lists, properties, indexing, slicing, and accessing the elements.
  • List operations and built-in functions
  • List to string conversion
  • Nested lists
  • List comprehensions
  • Menu-driven database with CRUD options
  • Tuples; creating, properties.
  • Built-in functions in tuples
  • Defining Sets, properties, advanced operations
  • Lottery project using Sets operations.
  • Creating a dictionary, built-in functions
  • Creating a nested dictionary to make an employee database.
  • Pretty printing with json
  • Learn to update your movie dictionary.
  • Case study to compare the data types.

Module 6: Built-in modules; Importing modules

  • Understanding the concept of modules and how to import them.
  • Using Multiple Modules
  • Number guessing game using Random module
  • Dice game, and password cracking
  • Math module for basic mathematical operations
  • Alarm using DateTime and playsound
  • Calendar module
  • Project-Scrabble game with nltk

Module 7: Functions; Organize your code using functions.

  • User-defined and built-in functions.
  • Function definition and call
  • Function Arguments
  • Types of user-defined functions
  • Returning multiple values
  • Scope and lifetime of Variables
  • Passing sequence datatypes to a function
  • Lambda, map, reduce, and filter functions.
  • Import user-defined functions.
  • Rock, paper, scissor game

Module 8: File Handling; Data storage

  • Accessing text files; basic read and write methods using various modes.
  • Reading binary images and reconstructing them
  • Bin files using encode and decode functions.
  • Create a quiz project using file access methods.
  • Renaming files using the OS module
  • Create a soccer project by modifying and deleting files.

Module 9: Introduction to Micro Python; Effective communication with microcontrollers

  • Understanding microcontrollers
  • REPL mode
  • Color simulation effects with RGB LED in mpython
  • Understand OLED modes and methods.
  • Drawing polygons and emojis on OLED
  • Displaying bmp format images on OLED
  • Make your text scroll!
  • Text wrapping with OLED
  • Play your favorite tune with the “mpython buzzer”!
  • “Silence please” with “sound sensor”
  • Simulate the piano effect with a touchpad
  • Protect your mpython board with touchpad generated passcode.
  • Understand interrupts and ISR
  • Horizontal ball game with accelerometer

Module 10: Integrating Cruiser hardware (“Weeebot”) with “mpython board”

  • Firmware installation
  • Light up the WeeeBot RGB LEDs using buttons
  • Distance measurement using ultrasonic sensor and display on OLED.
  • Displaying border pixels of OLED
  • Understanding bitmaps making scrolling displays
  • Black vs White with line following sensors
  • Autonomous car
  • Line following Robot
  • Cliff detection
  • Obstacle avoidance with ultra-sonic sensor
  • Project

Projects and Assessments: Test your skills.

Open A World Full of Possibilities

Teaching fundamental programming to children, especially at a young age, opens up a world of possibilities for them to develop and prosper. Learning to code encourages critical thinking in children and prepares them for a society that is becoming increasingly tech-driven.

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