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February 2018 Learn More Links

Tom Woodward

Breaking the Silo

Tips for teaching STEM

How to teach computational thinking

Listening to Data

Alexander’s broadcasts and his music

Motherboard article: “‘The Space Composer’ is Making Music with the Sun”

NASA article: “NASA Scientists Listen to Data”

TEDx: “How we turn stars into music”

University of Michigan: Scientists Listen to the Sun

Morse Code

Morse Code Translator

The Telegraph

US Navy Training Video for Morse Code

Introducing Sphero

Sphero activities

New Yorker article: “A Whole New Ball Game”

Wired article: “How BB-8 – a Rolling Robot in a Galaxy Far, Far Away – Changed Everything for Sphero

How inductive charging works

Finding Summer Camps

101 questions to ask when choosing a summer camp

Technology summer camps

ID Tech

Tech Kids Unlimited

Digital Media Academy

Emagination Computer Camps

Black Girls Code

Summer of Code 2013 was in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, Memphis, New York, District of Columbia, Chicago, and Oakland, California.

Coder Dojo

An international coding club to connect programming professionals with kids 7-17 and their parents (if parents want to get involved).

Kids can Code

Based in Southern California with a focus on Python, Scratch, and Raspberry Pi.

The Blue Brain Project

The Blue Brain Project main page

Henry Markram x TED: A brain in a supercomputer

Detailed Project Overview by Artificial Brains

Info on How the Brain Works

Why the Human Brain Project Went Wrong

Thinking Outside the Box

SketchUp Help Center: Adding Colors and Textures with Materials

SketchUp: Images, Textures, Fixed and Free Pins

SketchUp Tutorial: Aligning Textures Using the Fixed Pins

SketchUp Textures

PyWeek Game Jam Report



An online book that teaches programming with PyGame

The main PyWeek site

Modelling Tic-Tac-Toe with Python

Lists and Arrays


User Input

What Time Is It?

Unix Time

Epoch Converter

Why Does Unix Time Start at 1970/01/01?

French Republican Calendar

Hack Your Own Operation Game

History of Operation Game

MicroPython Speech Module

More about while loops

Take Minecraft Game Online

TopG Server List

Planet Minecraft Skins Directory

Official Guide for Multiplayer

Realms website

3D Printed Jewellery

3D printing resources

Telegraph article: “Is 3D printing the future of fine jewellery?”

More articles about 3D printing

From Scratch to JavaScript: WoofJS

WoofJS Teacher Guide

WoofJS Game Design Tutorial

Introduction to JavaScript


A profile from when Julia was first going public

A bare bones tutorial on Julia

A library for doing symbolic mathematics like algebra in Julia

An article comparing the performance of a fast Python implementation with the base Julia implementation

A “deep learning” library for Julia

The main Julia site

Also In The February 2018 Issue

Logic puzzles help develop reasoning skills useful for programming, computer science, and anything you might do.

Find perfect and fun gifts for your loved ones that teach STEAM concepts and skills.

From light-up bow-ties to conductive thread, you’ll be the life of the party with this STEAM-inspired gear.

A free online test service reveals how much personal data your web browser is giving away.

Add more tools to your command line arsenal, including running mini-scripts and making backup copies.

Use switches to take your robotic creations to the next level.

An old classic with a electronic twist, featuring JavaScript and micro:bit.

Create the American flag in SketchUp using this detailed tutorial.

From lasers to supernovas, Berboucha is making science communication a priority.

Code can always be improved. Check out these tips to make you the best programmer you can be!

It’s a programming language unlike any you’ve seen before. Check out this symbolic system designed for mathematical calculations.

New, improved, faster, and sleeker - it’s Scratch 3, your new favourite block language!

Learn about the brilliant algorithm behind all of your GPS devices.

It’s free, comprehensive, and available on-the-go. This cool app helps you master Python faster than ever before.

Open up whole new worlds to explore through these interesting, diverse add-ons.

Links from the bottom of all the October 2018 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2018.