HOST YOUR OWN MOONHACK EVENT

Help educate and inspire more kids to give coding a go, and have real impact.

MOONHACK 2022

Moonhack is a fun, simple and educational way to get coding.

In October 2022, during World Space Week, the Moonhack challenge will provide 6 new projects for kids to try.  Each project is developed to showcase the variety of ways that satellites, both natural and man made, are used by people across the world and the place that they have in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Registrations will open on August 23rd.

To prepare for this year’s event you can try some of our out-of-this world projects from 2021 available here.

 

HOW DO I BECOME A HOST?

Moonhackathons are for any household, library or school that want to organise a group to participate in Moonhack.

These are independently held events, not managed by Code Club. Don’t worry! We have some simple steps to get you to the moon and back.

Need some support to get set up? We’ve got posters, backgrounds, logos and more available to download here.

STEP 1

PLAN

Choose your project (or projects!) on the Start a Project tab above. Don't forget to register your participation to be counted!

STEP 2

TECH TEST

Check your tech! Download your project, have a go yourself!

STEP 3

FACILITATE

How will you lead your Moonhackathon? Get the kids coding one or more of the projects above!

STEP 4

DEBRIEF

Submit your project, download your certificate and celebrate! Check back to see the final number on October 24th!

WHO IS CODE CLUB?

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs with a mission to #getkidscoding! We are a charity with the aim of giving every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world.

All Code Clubs are free to join, and are supported by volunteers, parents, educators and our partners.

WHO IS MOONHACK FOR?

Moonhack is for all children. From first time coders to coding wizz-kids, we have a Moonhack project to progress them on their coding journey.

You don’t have to be a part of a Code Club, CoderDojo or other group to participate.

Moonhack is designed for anyone who is curious to give coding a try. We also want to inspire those familiar with coding to create and share their best work!

WHICH PROJECT SHOULD I CHOOSE?

For 2022, our projects will be released when registrations open on August 23rd.  This will give all educators, volunteers and club leaders a chance to preview the projects and decide which ones will be best for their kids.  We will be releasing 6 themed projects that focus on the role that satellites, both natural and man made, play in our lives and the role they have in developing a more sustainable world.

There were 6 projects for Moonhack in 2021. You can find the full list of projects here.

Each of them has varying skill levels, here’s a brief outline (in order from easiest to hardest):

– Nature Returns – Scratch – This is a great beginner project, suitable for kids just getting started with Scratch.

– Dhinawan in the Sky – Scratch- Practice storytelling on Scratch with this project, suitable for beginners. There is a lot of typing, but there is always the option to voice record instead.

– Matariki – Scratch – Join Code Club Aotearoa in this beginner Scratch project that tells the story of the Matariki star.

– Home Power Hero – Scratch – This is an intermediate level Scratch project. Suitable for those looking for an extra challenge in game development within Scratch.

– Fire Danger Warning Sign – Python – This a great introduction to Python and Raspberry Pi for those making the transition.

– Carbon Footprint Calculator – Python – A little bit trickier, this lesson might be a bit challenging for those new to Python.