Good set of Web pages with simple tutorials on Arduino programming. No images so no diagrams of the electronics. Everything is explained in text.
TurtleArt lets you make images with your computer. The Turtle follows a sequence of commands. You specify the sequence by snapping together puzzle like blocks. The blocks can tell the turtle to draw lines and arcs, draw in different colors, go to a specific place on the screen, etc. There are also blocks that let you repeat or name sequences. Other blocks perform logical operations.
The sequence of blocks as a program that describes an image. This kind of programming is inspired by the LOGO programming language. It was designed to be easy enough for children and yet powerful enough for people of all ages. TurtleArt is focused on making images while allowing you to explore geometry and programming.
Here is a great set of slides on NXT’s and NXT-G programming.
An article about the movement for DIY drones.
Instructions for 4 cool Mindstorms projects. Includes building, programming and test guides
The purpose of this website is to teach the basics of Python programming in a semi-interactive fashion. It contains a series of instructions, mixed with exercises that you can use to test your progress. Anyone can use this website for free.
A great idea ! Teaching students some “big data” techniques. Requires Excel and Access.
Wintriss Technical Schools is a San Diego, non-profit, public benefit school.
Wintriss Technical Schools (WTS) is unique in its mission of teaching computer programming skills to grade and middle school children, preparing them to fill critical shortages of computer programmers expected within the next ten years. To maintain the U.S. position of scientific leadership, the children of today will need to know how to write, as well as use, the complex software of tomorrow. WTS trains its students in writing computer programs using the popular JAVA language and object-oriented programming techniques in a fun-filled environment. Our goal is to introduce kids to advanced computer programming concepts at an early age that will prepare them to successfully compete for college and for well-paying jobs.
If you have kids (or you are one) and you’re in or near the San Francisco area, you might want to sign up for the GitHub-sponsored CoderDojo coming on February 25th. CoderDojo is a free, not-for-profit movement with a strong open source emphasis on open source that seeks to teach young people how to code and make learning “a fun, sociable, kick ass experience.”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.