lessons · python · raspberry pi

Lessons on PI – Lesson 2: On the shoulders of giants (apt-get, and git)

On the Shoulders of Giants That phrase, “On the shoulders of giants”, has come to mean, “discovering truth by building on previous discoveries” which just about sums up all of computer science. That idea, is the reason Computers are moving so fast!  When you can reuse the work being done by hundreds of thousands of people… Continue reading Lessons on PI – Lesson 2: On the shoulders of giants (apt-get, and git)

Electronics

Kid-Friendly Electronics Teaching Supplies

Wago 222-Series Electronics typically means soldering.  Soldering means highly stressful training using soldering irons with parental-hands hovering inches from child-hands.  Cords everywhere for soldering irons, lead free solder, fume extraction.  All of which is mostly impossible with any size group. Turns out we live in a fairly modern time. We can connect wires with tiny… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Electronics Teaching Supplies

arduino · Electronics · raspberry pi

Low-voltage device control with Raspberry PI (Solenoids, Pumps, Motors)

The power of controlling power… Interacting with the outside world is one of the most exciting aspects of programming RaspberryPIs and Arduinos.  Whether you want to turn on a motor, control an air pump or activate a solenoid – all of these require using the tiny amounts of current from your pins as switches to… Continue reading Low-voltage device control with Raspberry PI (Solenoids, Pumps, Motors)

lessons · raspberry pi

Lessons on PI – Lesson 1: The Raspberry PI

This is the first in a series of raspberry pi classes.  When the kids first show up with their hardware they need to immediately get it up and running by understanding the various bits. What is it? “The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable… Continue reading Lessons on PI – Lesson 1: The Raspberry PI

Games · Websites

Agar.io – A fun one in the series of IO Games (A guide on how to play.)

How to get on Agar.io is a fairly simple game.  To get on the game, like Slither.io, you first have to look it up in Google Chrome or in Safari and it will either put you straight into the game or put you into a results list.  Once there on of the top results should… Continue reading Agar.io – A fun one in the series of IO Games (A guide on how to play.)

arduino · Electronics · raspberry pi

Servo Triggers – Quickest, Fastest, Easiest way to make your servos dance

What’s a Servo? Servos are a fundamental building block of all mad-scientist laboratories.  These little guys will magically move to a position of your choosing, and stay there. As stated by Servo City: As long as the coded signal exists on the input line, the servo will maintain the angular position of the shaft. …… Continue reading Servo Triggers – Quickest, Fastest, Easiest way to make your servos dance