There is a new and fantastic cluster of ESP32 boards that have hit the market. This is just one of them. They are WifiCameras that just work. I’ve been tinkering with cameras for a long time – using them for dog detection, facial recognition, even Nerf Battle Turrets. Before now many of those projects were… Continue reading ESP32 Cameras! Incredible power for teaching.
There are lots of ways to get audio out of your little Raspberry PI. The first, and easiest way to get started playing MP3 Files is this: omxplayer The PI Foundation Way The Raspberry PI foundation wrote up a little article to it here. I wont repeat their advice, so if you want to just… Continue reading Lessons on PI 6: Playing Audio on a Raspberry PI
Computers that speak… There is something magical about making a computer speak. I remember just getting started with them and my friends and I would attempt to convince the computer to say all manner of, ahem, interesting things. None the less. Getting early starters in on the fun is a great way to keep them interested.… Continue reading Lessons on PI: Lesson 5 Make your PI Speak!
https://vim-adventures.com This is a beautifully done website that makes learning vim into an adventure game. Its fun, and kids will do it without realizing VIM is the end goal. I’m believe learning from multiple angles/professors/sources is the best path to success. So, lets add this site to the mix, and see if it takes kids… Continue reading Vim-Adventures.com – a game for VIM Basics
VIM is Super Powerful… and efficient… VIM which stands for “Visual Instrument Improved”, is one of many visual editors available to program within. What’s nice about it, is that you can get it running on just about any computer on the planet, and if you’re proficient with it, you can be up and running on… Continue reading VIM Resources…
The conditional… or “IF” statement Programs that count really fast or create MADLIBs are a ton of fun, but part of encoding knowledge is the ability to make decisions in code. To do that we need something that will allow the code to take two different paths… the “if” statement. The if statement checks a value… Continue reading Lessons on PI – Lesson 3 (cont.): A little programming…
MacBack A Raspberry PI based Backpack for your MAC Why? Macs have no GPIOs! Mac’s have no GPIOs. In addition they run BSD, and don’t have nearly the level of package development or support that the Raspberry PI community is pouring into their boards. Maybe it should be called the MacSplat! It aint pretty. But… Continue reading MacBack (a.k.a. MacSplat) – the swiss-army knife for your MAC.