Links from the bottom of all the June 2015 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Solar Cockroaches, Water Rockets, and Pinhole Eyeglasses
Instructables Solar Projects
Instructables Pinhole Cameras
Brown Dog Gadgets
Two projects (Solar Radio, Cockroach v2.0) from the person who runs this website with more projects, parts, and guides.
Solar Cockroach V2.0
$3 Emergency Solar Radio
Electric Cigar Box Guitar with Built-in Amp
Rubber Band Harmonica
Water Rocket Launcher
Print 3D Models Without Owning a Printer
Train Set (Thingiverse)
7120 Bionica’s 3D Printing Hub
FIRST Tech Challenge
Team 7120 Bionica
Simple and Fun 3D Models to Print
Preparing Your Model
Personalized Pencil Holder
Animal Shapes Puzzle
Animal Napkin Rings
Rolling Cookie Cutter
Bitsbox: Monthly Coding Projects in the Mail
Bitsbox Teachers Guide/Mailing List
FUZE Computer Teaches Kids to Code
Miniature WiFi Module for Raspberry Pi
Dash and Dot Robots Projects
Dash and Dot Play Ideas
Duck Duck Goose with Dot
Dash’s Cleanup Challenge
An Interview with Paul Chayka
Robotics and Beyond
Functions and Procedures
Pen and Paper Coding
Variables, Constants, and Data Types
The first article in this series teaching programming basics with pen and paper.
Language of the Month: Ruby
Ruby from Other Languages
Describes differences between Ruby and C/C++, Java, Perl, PHP, and Python languages.
Try Ruby in Your Browser
The Ruby Language FAQ
Comparison of Programming Languages
4 Reasons Why You Should Learn Ruby As Your First Programming Language
What’s Special About Ruby?
What makes Ruby an Elegant Language?
What are the Benefits of Ruby on Rails? After Two Decades of Programming, I Use Rails
The Many Interpreters and Runtimes of the Ruby Programming Language
A Beginners Guide to Ruby
Learn Ruby the Hard Way
Book Review: Teach Your Kids to Code
Teach Your Kids to Code (No Starch Press)
Book Review: Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python (No Starch Press)
Create Art with Paper + Mix
Also In The June 2015 Issue
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects dumb devices like refrigerators to the internet and uses software to connect them to our daily lives.
There are many operating systems for internet of things devices, from existing software used to control electronic boards to efforts by Google and Apple.
Disney Infinity 3.0, Rocket League, and Super Mario Maker are three fun video games to consider for the 2015 holiday season
You can learn a little software programming and have lots of fun with any number of coding apps available for your phone or tablet computer.
Operating system software is a key part of all computers. But what are they and how do they work?
Working through a book can help parents learn programming with their kids or kids learn on their own.
Board games and card games are some of the best ways to learn about programming. You don't need a computer. Play as a family or group.
These robots also can be programmed to move around rooms, one way for kids to learn programming.
Six women were hired to use their math skills to program the ENIAC computer. They called themselves The First Programmers Club.
Nicky is a Linguistics major who learned coding skills to further her research. She's also finished a PhD, won a few big awards, and co-founded Grok Learning.
Two women created an innovative online service to teach teenage girls how to code by using video.
The new Rust programming language is designed to solve problems with operating systems and fix issues with C and other languages.
Data can become alive and pose questions as well as reveal answers to questions we have.
Links from the bottom of all the articles in this issue, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
DRY is an acronym for Don't Repeat Yourself. It's a critical programming concept and skill to learn.
Interesting news stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August and September 2015.
CoderDojo is a free after school club for kids ages 7-17 where kids, parents, mentors, and others play with technology and learn to code.