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.
A little background… Raspberry PIs are awesome as little web servers. They are a limited in how much compute they have available. So, if you are like me, you’ll have piles of these little guys sprinkled around your house. The trouble is its a pain to get to all the things they can do for… Continue reading NginX on a Raspberry PI
If you haven’t yet figured it out. I’m a big fan of techtutorialsx – the stuff he likes is very clearly many of my own interests, and I often find myself on his site when I need to figure things out. This is yet another example: I ran across his site when needing to explain to… Continue reading ESP32 Arduino: HTTPS GET Request
Sometimes I forget to mention the sites I use to find all the treasures I hoard. There are a couple that I check almost religiously, because you never know what they might pop out next. Others are just fantastic businesses because, in addition to providing novel products, are also a great help to the home… Continue reading Circuits like Legos, my part sources. Or… Where to get all this fun stuff.
Someone built a site with an Interactive GPIO explorer. It’s just fantastic. Check it out and bookmark it.
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…
http://zty.pe/ This game is a lot of fun, and its teaches typing skills quickly. Check it out, its been kid approved. Later, I’ll build a word list you can upload to work on typing specific words.
The Linux operating system and specifically the terminal, can feel like a maze when trying to find your way around. If you haven’t yet, check out Lesson 1, and Lesson 2. The file and directory File There are a couple of concepts you will have to hold in your head as you get started. The… Continue reading Lessons on PI – Lesson 3: Getting around (ls, cd, rm, mkdir, touch, pwd, less…)
How to get on Zlap.io is a pretty fun game. The link to get on Zlap.io is below this. http://zlap.io/ Once you click that you will be transported into the game site. There will be a section that says “Choose a name…”. In there put what you want to be called. Then click the button… Continue reading Zlap.io