Happy Nerds Web site – list of tools for teaching kids programming


This site was created as a resource for parents and/or educators who are interested in teaching programming to children of different age groups


Bluetooth video tutorials from Damien Kee

Some more excellent material from Damien Kee


Part 1: Connecting 2 NXT’s together. This shows you what menu items you need to choose

Part 2: Simple Bluetooth communication. Having an action on one NXT trigger a Bluetooth message to be sent to the other NXT which inturn generates a new action.

Part 3: Using one NXT as a remote, to control a second NXT. This requires constant Bluetooth messages to be sent from the Master NXT to the Slave NXT.

Creating Android apps with Processing


The primary goal of this project is to make it foolishly easy to create Android apps using the Processing API. Once you have Processing on your machine (and the Android developer tools), you can simply write a line of code, hit Run (Ctrl-R or Cmd-R), and have your sketch show up in the emulator as a working Android app. Select Run on Device (Ctrl-Shift-R or Cmd-Shift-R) to have it run on an Android device that you have plugged into your machine. That’s good stuff!