The name of the game was Amateur Radio! Today we were joined by the Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County (ARCCC). We learned about radio waves, transceivers, AC/DC power, digital and voice communications, and why people choose to become amateur operators. After learning a bit about the how radios work we moved outside to attempt […]
What a meeting! The GECO Club came out in full force today to learn how to solder. A special thanks goes out to Weller for donating these soldering iron stations and Euchee Creek Library for allowing us to use their space. We first discussed Ohms Law (yes, we can do math) to figure out which […]
Solving Mazes Today was bittersweet. Today we experimented in Python to build a class that could solve an maze of ASCII characters. While the code (available on our Github) was a little bit too difficult to build and understand in one club meeting, hopefully the girls got exposed to the basics of path finding. However, […]
The GECO girls celebrated GECOween today with friends and family at Evans Christian Academy! They showed off some of the projects they’ve been working on, played games like “pin the tail on the GECO” and “Bobbing for Donuts,” and even had a mummy decorating contest! Thanks for everyone who helped make this year’s GECOween a […]
For our meeting on 7/27, we learned about game design. In particular, the focus was on writing pseudo code prior to writing code. Pseudo code is basically a step-by-step outline of what the planned program will do in plain English. It helps you plan out functions in advance, and write better overall code.
For our meeting on 6/29, we covered how to calculate the needed rails in a deck railing given the length of the rail and the maximum spacing between spindles of 4 inches. We then wrote a program in Python3 to do it for us!