Intro to Computing

July 15th, 2014

This summer, I returned to online teaching for Stetson with CSCI 111Q Intro to Computing. This course uses Processing to introduce fundamental programming concepts and is required of all Digital Arts majors at Stetson. I enjoyed the opportunity to review these concepts myself and get my feet wet with Processing, which I now find to be a fun and fast language for visual prototyping.

For the final project, students produced versions of Spacewar!, a classic computer game with a lot of moving parts. We broke it down to individual components and built the game step by step during the seven week summer semester. The video below shows game play from each completed project:

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  1. [...] project at the local Boys & Girls Club. We used Processing (which our majors all learned in Intro to Computing) to build a racing game and taught the kids about basic coding concepts. You can learn more about [...]

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