Librem 5 To many in the world, modern smartphones have become the single most significant piece of technology in their lives, a gateway to the world and representing your digital life. This comes at a price however: the tech industry have progressively turned you into the product or entrapped you into constantly buying new hardware. They design phones with services and apps that track and analyze your habits, your friends and acquaintances, and then exploit that information. Introduction To Scratch: Exercise 1 Scratch Exercise 1: Choosing a Sprite and Making it move in 4 directions. The Scratch program was developed by MIT to teach young students programming concepts and develop skill in multimedia communication. Using a visual system of "Tiles" that contain commands users can connect together to create programs.
Hardware That Can Connect to Scratch Scratch can connect to some real world hardware. Some of the features are natively built in, while some are added through an extension or modification. Hardware Scratch can Connect to Below is a list of hardware that Scratch can connect to: PicoBoard Main article: PicoBoard How to Connect to the Physical World You can connect your Scratch projects to the physical world using several different kinds of devices. MaKey MaKey LEGO WeDo KitPicoBoard (also known as ScratchBoard) Kinect2Scratch, using Microsoft Kinect GoPiGo for Raspberry Pi Each of these work with Scratch 1.4. Currently MaKey MaKey works with Scratch 2.0, with support planned for the other devices. MaKey MaKey MaKey MaKey allows people to turn everyday objects into keys and use them with their computer.
Immersive Explorer Immersive Explorer is an open source alternative to the default file explorer included in Windows (known as Windows Explorer). It is designed to provide an "immersive" experience to the user by focusing on the content rather than hiding it behind icons and large window chrome and borders. It allows the user to avoid opening different applications and switching between multiple windows when doing tasks as simple as viewing a picture, thanks to the built-in viewer. Although it is not a Windows 8 "Metro application", Immersive Explorer is designed around the "Metro" user interface guidelines. It is optimized for tablets and computers with touch-screens, but it also offers a great experience for mouse/keyboard users (with features like scroll-to-zoom, keyboard navigation).