About the Ames Room
Command Line Interface (CLI) Part II
Examples of the “find” command
A long-form tutorial on bash scripting
Another longer guide to bash scripting
An alternative to bash
Cellular Tracking Technologies
Cronch the Cats
About rogue-like games
Hieroglyphs and Reverse Engineering
About Egyptian hieroglyphs
How the Rosetta stone helped us decipher hieroglyphs
Hieroglyph code breaker activity
Details on cracking the code
About Joshua Lowe and the creation of Edublocks
Introduction to Python
Random Dessert Generator
Introduction to Python
Khan Academy video tutorial about lists in Python
Lists in Python
Python random module
Computerphile: video about Digital Images
Computerphile: video about How Blurs & Filters Work
Illustration of the HSB system
RGB and HSV / HSB Color Spaces
Image Manipulation: Filters and Convolutions (class slides)
From Drawing to 3D
Microsoft 3D Builder
What is a Robot
Guide to Motors
Stepper Motor Tutorial
How to use a Stepper Motor
DC Motor Control Tutorial
Stepper Elevator Example
My Best Computer Science Lesson
Introducing Turtle Graphics for Python
Turtle Graphics for tk Docs (used by Repl.it)
Catching a Gravitational Wave
How LIGO detected gravitational waves
Caltech news release about LIGO wave detection
Facts about LIGO
Programming in Lua, the official book by the creators of the language
The official Lua reference manual
Description of Lua in a Backus-Naur Form (BNF)
BNF is like a compact cheatsheet for the syntax of a programming language
Backus-Naur Form tutorial
Fantasy Computers and TIC-80
TIC-80 home page
TIC-80 tutorials and documentation
LIKO-12: Another up-and-coming open source fantasy computer
PICO-8: The big one that started the trend
Staying Safe Online
Minecraft: a Parent’s Guide
Tips from Minecraft for staying safe online
Safety Net Kids: Staying Safe Online
Geocaching with Kids
5 Tricks of the Trade for Geocaching with Kids
Advice from a middle school teacher who takes her classes out geocaching.
Spatial Orientation and the Brain: The Effects of Map Reading and Navigation
STEM Star: Michelle Barboza-Ramirez
Femmes of STEM
Parenting Science: Paleontology and dinosaurs for kids
Also In The August 2018 Issue
Use SketchUp to recreate the famous optical illusion that grows and shrinks people around the room.
Learn what makes a good rogue-like game and how to make one yourself.
Unleash your inner digital chef through this simple (but mouth-watering) Python activity.
Dinosaur fossils, STEM podcasts, and a day in the life of a paleontologist.
Using solar-powered backpacks to track the movements of snowy owls.
Real life treasure hunts are a way to get outdoors, learn map skills, and have fun finding hidden caches near you.
Tips & trips to help you have a great time on the Internet, even when others don’t behave well.
A fun introduction to programming games with fantasy computers. The 70s and 80s are back in style!
How scientists finally cracked the code behind the mysterious language of Ancient Egypt.
Two small projects introducing you to Edublocks, a language that bridges the gap between Scratch and Python.
Take your CLI skills to the next level as you combine, redirect, and script commands.
How the high-tech LIGO made a huge discovery and won its three founders a Nobel Prize.
A simple Python activity to change even the most skeptical students into coding enthusiasts!
An introduction to the devices that’ll make your robots zoom, skitter, and spin.
Three websites to help you bring your 2D dreams to 3D life.
Learn the secrets behind pixels, image blurs, and all your favourite Instagram filters!
Links from the bottom of all the August 2018 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August 2018.