We've just released the latest KidsRuby version 1.3, and we're very excited to announce built-in support for the Sphero robotic ball from Orbotix (http://gosphero.com). If you were at RubyConf in Denver you might have seen the preview, and now we've got everything you need to get started learning about the wonderful world of robotics! Support for more robots coming soon... In addition, we now have the standalone KidsRuby Installer for Raspberry Pi (Raspbian), and KidsRuby Installer for Debian, including Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux versions. Get them while they're hot from our download page at http://kidsruby.com/download. Our brand new 1.2 release of KidsRuby has gone international, now with full Japanese, French, and Spanish translations.
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Primary Computing lesson resourcesThese are all the resources I use in my lessons - you are FREE to share them with your children and colleagues: My year group progression grids If you and your children have found my resources helpful, please leave me a comment underneath!Add a Fun Geeky Touch to Your Office or Computer Workstation with Minecraft Minis [DIY Project]Are you are Minecraft fan looking for a quick and fun DIY project to add a personalized touch to your favorite office or computer work space? Then you will definitely want to get your hands on this terrific set of Minecraft Minis paper toys! Note: Image shown above courtesy of Paper Toys Blog. Here is what part of the Minecraft Minis in the Batch 1 PDF file look like.
Programming Courses for KidsLearn as you build games in our programming courses. Access to all courses. The best way to gain coding skills. 1000+ Coding Activities Monthly Plan $8/moChip for Raspberry Pi by Soldering SundayChip and his friends, The Pixel Pals, live on Planet M and they are makers. Through their adventures, they learn about different materials and technologies, solve problems, and explore new ideas. 184 very special people helped bring Chip for Arduino to life through Kickstarter and now Chip is here to start a new adventure on the Raspberry PI - and he needs your help. Many electronic kits do not offer anything more than a battery and a LED.
circuit bending / osc?comcircuit_bending.definition( ) Term coined by q.r. ghazala to describe modifications made to electronic toys and cheap electronic instruments by connecting various points of their circuits in ways that were not meant to be in order to modify the existing sounds and to create unexpected effects or unpredictable noises. circuit_bending.info( ) This kind of modifications have been made by various people since the early 70’s (and before on less ‘popular’ devices) but have only recently gained popularity, because of articles in papers like ‘experimental musical instruments‘ or on various websites. Circuit bending is in fact just one recent instance of a century-old tradition of messing up technology to create artistic devices. And circuit bending is also a way to (more or less) easily make new (more or less) original electronic musical instruments that don’t cost lots of money, which is always a good thing for most musicians :).
Cargo-Bot – iPadThe first game programmed entirely on iPad® Be Logical. Play Cargo-BotPurl Bee PenguinWinter in New York City can be hard to love with its frozen sidewalks, dirty snowbanks, and bare trees. But this winter I'm counting on my new cold weather friend, the Purl Bee Penguin, to help me through! Its happy ovoid shape and graphic palette are sure to remind me that joy really does exist in January. Just ask an Emperor Penguin! I used our new Penguin Fat Quarter Bundle, a lively mix of black and white dots, stripes, and prints, to sew up this quirky little trio of penguins. I loved seeing how each one developed its own personality as I sewed, becoming more and more alive with each stitch!Kojo HomeKojo is an open source App that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is a Learning Environment – with many different features that enable play, exploration, discovery, creation, and learning in the areas of: Computer Programming and Computational thinking. Math and Science. Inductive, Deductive, Systematic, and Analytical thinking.
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