Mr Baumgarten

Computer Science teacher and self confessed geek

Sha Tin College coding club

Term 1, 2020-2021

Python games programming (Pygame)

Term 3, 2019-2020

Intro to programming with Python

Software setup


VS Code + Python

  • Download and install the latest version of Python (currently 3.8.5) here - make sure you turn on the tick box to install Python into the path.
  • Download and install VS code here
  • Start VS code. Go to file / preferences / extensions. Search for and install the Python extension. Detailed instructions here if needed.
  • Press Windows and X keys together, and select to open Windows Powershell (Admin). Type the command pip install pygame to install the Pygame library onto your system.
  • Video walkthrough of installing Python, VS Code and how to install packages (though it is targeted to a different course so demonstrates installing packages different to Pygame)