Part of a new sub-series on the blogger brothers – cub scout pack ideas. Tagged “cubscouts”. Intent A fun pack meeting. Setup The Paper Airplane Bonanza is a pack meeting where the kids build paper airplanes, then attempt to accrue points by landing their planes into targets. The setup for this can be as involved as… Continue reading Pack Meeting: Paper Airplane Bonanza
Part of a new sub-series on the blogger brothers – cub scout pack ideas. Tagged “cubscouts”. Intent My belief: Pack meetings should be fun. The den meetings are where all the work is done, so, when the boys get together as one big group, its great for the kids to get to do something unique.… Continue reading Pack Meeting: Snowball Fight with Recycled Paper
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.
How can the PI be a Wifi Access Point??? The Linksys hardware pictured above is synonymous with wifi routers. Under the covers its just a dedicated Linux box and some fancy software. Turns out your PI can be that “dedicated Linux box” piece. In this post, we will cover turning your Raspberry PI into something… Continue reading Easily turn your PI3 into a Wifi Router!!! (Raspberry PI 3 as a Host AP – in code!)
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 Raspberry PI Foundation just released a neat way of structuring goals for a class. In addition they’ve provided a way to segment interests among the students which reflects the latest thinking in personality types. Check it out: https://www.raspberrypi.org/curriculum/ For our class – I’ll have the students pick off the first level of each area… Continue reading Raspberry PI Foundation Curriculum – Great Structure! Achievable Milestones!