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A Teenager’s View on Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p><b>I read technology</b> articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience, …

Event aimed to inspire & help young women to find out what is the Creative Digital sector

On Thursday 12th March, The Sharp Project is hosting another Digital Teapot free event as part of International Women’s Week. #DigitalTeapot15, …

Marketing

Sheffield Pi Station

Welcome to the Sheffield Pi weather station project. This site is a how-to guide on how to create a weather station using a Raspberry Pi attached to …

Microcontroller

Safer Internet Day 2015

Safer Internet Day 2015 reached 1 in 4 UK youth<p>865 supporters got involved in the day - including over 500 schools<p>Resources in the Education Packs …

Digital Age

Bring ideas to life with free online Arduino simulator and PCB apps

Electronics from beginner to pro<p>Autodesk Circuits empowers you to bring your ideas to life<br>with free, easy to use online tools.<p>Autodesk Circuits …

Make Pixel Art in Hopscotch!

Pixel Art

Typography in 8 bits: System fonts

My love of typography originated in the 80’s with the golden years of 8-bit home computing and their 8×8 pixel monospaced fonts on low-resolution …

Programming is Powerful Play

Accessible programming makes screen time more meaningful.<p>Across all cultures, kids use open-ended play as a means of exploring foreign worlds and …

Build Your Own Pebble: The DIY Smartwatch

Build a low power watch from off-the-shelf components and breakout boards<p>Time required: 20–40<br>• Cost: $75–$125<p>My Open-Source SmartWatch combines readily available breakout boards, careful soldering, and a 3D-printed frame to make a one-of-a-kind timepiece that displays notifications from your …

Arduino

Stocking up School Makerspaces

Lots of teachers have been asking us how to set up a Makerspace at their school. As part of our Back to School series, we’re sharing an excerpt from the Makerspace Playbook: Schools Edition.<p>Once you have a space where you and your students can work, you’ll want to outfit it with the tools, …

Super Easy Halloween Bristlebots From Old Electric Toothbrushes

Halloween is a good time to invest in a new toothbrush, but before you throw out that old electric toothbrush, why not use it to give your Halloween decorations a little life by turning them into super lo-fi bristlebots?<p>All you really have to do is fit an electric toothbrush into a Halloween …

Microsoft pays £1.5bn for Minecraft game maker

<b>Mojang, the Swedish company behind the game Minecraft has been bought for £1.5 billion by the tech giant, Microsoft.</b><p>Minecraft is one of the top selling apps in the world and has recently been developed for Xbox 1 and PS4.<p>Some Minecraft fans are upset that such a big company's taken over their …

Mojang

placekitten

<b>A quick and simple service for getting pictures of kittens for use as placeholders in your designs or code.</b> Just put your image size (width & height) …

Scary Special Effects: Part Boo!

Last year, Video School explored some simple yet scary special effects. We’re continuing the tradition and breaking out even more spooky effects you …

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CoderDojo Matera holds Mega Dojo of 1030 attendees!

2 school buildings used at Istituto Comprensivo Giovanni Pascoli of Matera<p>6 sessions with 3 champions and 1 Youth Mentor<p>Total young coders: 1030<p>Total …

Volunteer spotlight: Sean’s story

Our wonderful volunteer Sean has shared his Code Club set-up story, a must-read for any potential volunteers (but great for current ones too!). If …

38 brilliantly designed 404 error pages

If you're starting a blog or website, don't forget the all-important 404 page – a standard response code in HTTP telling the user, in effect, that …

Artists

Theremin - Play your own musical synth with delay, feedback scuzz

Coding for kindergarteners: App teaches kids computer basics

This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.<p>Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer …

Kids

The periodic table of web design

Smart web development agencies follow a standard process when designing new websites, starting from the client’s brief and moving smoothly and …

Christmas lectures will reveal how to 'hack your home'

Danielle George will demonstrate how common household devices can be transformed in ways that could change the world<p>How to hack household technology and turn everyday gadgets into radical new devices will be this year's theme of Britain's most prestigious public science lectures.<p>Danielle George at …

Artisan Wooden Robotic Arms

Nothings better than getting toys for your birthday when you’re a kid or even for adults too. Usually it’s a videogame, a new bike or new clothes that are given as gifts, however if you’re lucky enough to have Kinohaguruma as your father, you get works of art like the Wooden Robotic Arm he crafted …

The Bézier Game