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Teacher led Hour of Code lesson plans - by grade and subject Now that tens of thousands of educators have tried the Hour of Code, many classrooms are ready for more creative, less one-size-fits-all activities that teach the basics of computer science. To help teachers find inspiration, we collected and curated one-hour teacher-led lesson and activity plans designed for different subject areas for Hour of Code veterans. Elementary School Scratch Animate Your Name Ages 8 to 16. Programming, Creativity, Web-based. Students will animate the letters of their name, initials, or favorite word using Scratch! Data Color Picker – Learn UI Design Occasional essays on designing usable, beautiful interfaces. Over 20,000 subscribed. "Really great article." Jeremiah Shoaf

Controlling a Poppy ergo using the Leap Motion This demonstration was realized during a the workshop/hackathon jointly organized by the Cité des Sciences in Paris and the Flowers group at Inria in october. The Leap Motion tracks the movements of the human hand and send the values to the robot actuators. This allows quite a precise control of the robot to, e.g., grasp a plastic glass, as shown at the end of the Hackathon main video. The code to reproduce this demonstration is available on github. It mainly corresponds to a glue between the pypot library controlling the robot movements and the Leap Motion SDK to track the human movements. Don’t hesitate to contact me via github for more information.

Robot Car - Components - - All the components you need to build a robot-car which is powered by a Raspberry Pi are listed below. The first list shows all components you need to build a remote controlled robot-car. The second list shows all components you need to build a self-driving robot car. If you need a how to guild how to build a remote controlled robot car my e-book is available online. I will update the component lists from time to time that you will find the latest components to build a robot-car.

Scratch Jr. Tutorials for Primary Students Last week, I encouraged you to participate in this year’s Hour of Code. I know that guiding a classroom of students through an hour of programming can sound intimidating, particularly if you aren’t experienced in it yourself. The secret is to do as I have – admit to yourself that you know nothing and your students are smarter than you. Examples and Downloads H5P makes it easy to create interactive content by providing a range of content types for various needs. Preview and explore these content types below. You can create interactive content by adding the H5P plugin to your WordPress, Moodle or Drupal site, or integrate it via LTI with Canvas, Brightspace, Blackboard and many other VLEs that supports LTI integration. Poppy Project on Vimeo Upload User Stats Profile Images User Bio

Advancements In Connecting To ROS Via Web With The Rosbridge Suite During his internship at Willow Garage, Jonathan Mace from Brown University worked on building an industrial strength successor to rosbridge, a popular ROS package for connecting to ROS from a Web browser. His internship concluded with the release of the rosbridge suite, a robust and extensible collection of packages that facilitate Web-based and non-ROS connection to ROS. Web browsers are a compelling choice for writing front ends to robot applications. In particular, they offer a ubiquitous, interoperable platform for robot interaction. Given that end users of robot applications may require little or no knowledge of the underlying robot middleware, decoupling a Web-based front end from a ROS-dependent back end is a promising direction to pursue. In order to facilitate this decoupling, the rosbridge suite provides an access point for Web browsers (and other WebSocket-compatible systems) to access ROS.

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