Coding and Robotics

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How I Think about Scratch and Computer Science

<b>By Sarah Otts, Scratch Online Community Developer</b><p>On the Scratch Team, we get a lot of questions from educators and parents about Scratch as it …

Computer Science

The message we send

If you haven’t already, you should take a read of this article from the Globe and Mail.<b>Coding for kids: another silly fad</b>While at it, it’s worth …

Coding for kids: another silly fad

Nothing is cuter than pictures of kids sitting at their computers, mastering skills their parents never dreamed of. And nothing is more popular than the current idea that all our children should learn to code.<p>"Most jobs in the future will most likely have some sort of connection to coding," Navdeep …

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Circuit Playground meets Scratch—Physical Computing for Kindergartners

While most of my posts are about children and how I educate them through STEM-related projects, this post is mostly technical. It is behind the …

Arduino

Announcing Microsoft MakeCode for Circuit Playground Express |

The Microsoft MakeCode team is proud to announce a great partnership with our good friends at <b>Adafruit Industries</b>. Over the last several months we …

Arduino

WATERING SYSTEM - INTRODUCTION

Introduction: WATERING SYSTEM - INTRODUCTION<p><b>INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES:</b> <br>I is a simple system, using Arduino to automate the irrigation and watering of …

Learning to Think Like a Computer

In “The Beauty and Joy of Computing,” the course he helped conceive for nonmajors at the University of California, Berkeley, Daniel Garcia explains an all-important concept in computer science — abstraction — in terms of milkshakes.<p>“There is a reason when you go to the ‘Joy of Cooking’ and you want …

DIY Pan and Tilt Network Security Cam with Raspberry Pi

Learn how to make a remotely viewable pan and tilt security camera with a Raspberry Pi. This project can be completed in a morning with only the …

Raspberry Pi

Arduino Automatic Watering System

Introduction: Arduino Automatic Watering System<p>In this Instructables guide I will show you how to make your own - Arduino -automatic watering system …

Arduino

A Solar Powered Arduino Uno

Our project is to determine the appropriate solar panel to run an Arduino Uno during the day, and charge a battery enough to run it overnight. To do …

You’re Teaching the Wrong Programming Language

No, really you are. If someone hasn’t told you this yet it’s probably because too few people know what programming language you are teaching. Of …

Visual Basic

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing

Advertisement<p>You’ve probably heard of 3D printing. It was supposed to be the new “Industrial Revolution.” People would be able to fabricate anything …

3D Printing

Using MIT App Inventor to Control Arduino - the Basics

We all have a smartphone. Now, with that statement of the obvious, let me ask you this. Why is your Arduino hardly ever connected to your smartphone. …

Arduino

Scratch Programming Tutorial

Scratch Introduction<p>Getting Started<p>Scratch Blocks<p>Motion Looks Sound Event Control Sensing Operators Pen Data More...

Arduino Bluetooth Basic Tutorial

Ever thought of controlling any electronic devices with your smart phone ?Controlling your robot or any other devices with your smartphone will be …

Arduino

Hummingbird Duo Datasheet | Hummingbird Robotics Kit

Introduction<p>This document describes the electrical characteristics of the Hummingbird Duo Controller and Duo kit parts.<p>Table of Contents<p>1. …

Arduino Programming | Hummingbird Robotics Kit

The Arduino programming language is the main language used to program Arduino and Arduino-based microcontroller boards like Hummingbird Duo. The …

From Dabbling to Doing: 6 Tools That Excite Kids About Coding

<b>By Tanner Higgin, Common Sense Education</b>It’s clear coding and computer science have become key priorities in K-12 education. From Code.org’s massive …

Learning

Garage Door Opener Logs to Google Drive

A garage door opener is a pretty classic hack around these parts. IR, Bluetooth, WiFi, smartphone controlled, web interfaces — we’ve seen it all. But …

SpriteKit Tutorial: Create an Interactive Children’s Book with SpriteKit and Swift 3

<i>Update 01/20/17:</i> Updated for Swift 3, iOS 10 and Xcode 8 by Caroline Begbie. Original tutorial by Tammy Coron, and previously updated by Jorge …

Web Development

IOT Based Air Pollution Monitoring System using Arduino & MQ135 Sensor

In this project we are going to make an <b>IOT Based Air Pollution Monitoring System</b> in which we will <b>monitor the Air Quality over a webserver using</b> …

myDevices Cayenne — World's First Drag-and-drop Raspberry Pi And Arduino Project Builder

<i>Short Bytes: myDevices Cayenne is an Internet of Things project builder that makes it easy for anyone to create new things with Raspberry Pi and</i> …

Sensors for arduino

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The Gender Skills Gap Is Getting Even Worse, Says New Research

The share of women in computer science jobs is on the decline, says new research. The good news? Business owners, educators, and parents can still reverse course, and even triple the number by 2025.<p>Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that aims to get more women involved …

Education

Kids can now program Dash and Dot robots through Swift Playgrounds

A startup called Wonder Workshop is teaching kids how to code using Swift.<p>Founded in 2012, Wonder Workshop makes toy robots, called Dash and Dot, that kids can control with programs they create using Wonder Workshop apps, which feel more like casual games than desktop scripting tools. The apps …

One Wire Waterproof Temperature Sensor

Introduction<p>This is a waterproofed version of the DS18B20 Temperature sensor. Handy for when you need to measure something far away, or in wet …

Arduino

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

column | Technology in School<p>What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?<p>By Sheena Vaidyanathan (Columnist)     Aug 6, 2016<p>Sheena …

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