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June 2018 Learn More Links

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Elm

Purescript, another language that compiles to JavaScript but looks like Haskell

http://www.purescript.org/

The Elm site

http://elm-lang.org/

Mozilla’s guides to web programming the CSS/HTML/JavaScript way

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn

A book on Haskell, one of the languages that inspired Elm

http://book.realworldhaskell.org/read/

Clarissa’s repository of example Elm code

https://github.com/clarissalittler/elm-examples

Sith Detector

Types of Sensors

https://www.electronicshub.org/different-types-sensors/
https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Sensor

Micro:bit

http://microbit.org/

JavaScript Blocks Resources

http://microbit.org/en/2017-03-07-javascript-block-resources/

Harry Potter and the Predictive Keyboard

Botnik Studios

http://botnik.org/content/harry-potter.html
http://botnik.org/apps/

Article about Predictive Keyboards on Phones

https://lifehacker.com/how-predictive-keyboards-work-and-how-you-can-train-yo-1643795640

TEDx Talk about combining art and neural networks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qVOUD76JOg

Neural Networks in depth

http://www.dummies.com/programming/big-data/data-science/how-predictive-analysis-neural-networks-work/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFdMrDOx_CM

When will robots write like humans?

https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21732805-weve-got-few-years-left-least-how-soon-will-computers-replace-economists
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/11/can-computers-write-fiction-artificial-intelligence

XKCD comics about predictive keyboards

https://xkcd.com/1427/
https://xkcd.com/1068/

Random Turtle Stamps

Intro to Python with Turtle

https://hourofpython.trinket.io/a-visual-introduction-to-python#/welcome/an-hour-of-code
http://interactivepython.org/runestone/static/IntroPythonTurtles/Summary/summary.html

Other activities with Python and Turtle:

https://www.kidscodecs.com/create-turtles-python/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/turtles-can-draw/

Python resources:

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/programming/python/

Article from “Wired” about Visualizing Randomness:

https://www.wired.com/2012/12/what-does-randomness-look-like/

Maze-Solving Algorithms

Article about How to Escape a Maze

http://theconversation.com/how-to-escape-a-maze-according-to-maths-71582

Visual Example of Tremaux’s Algorithm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OzpKm4te-E

Video about Depth-First Search

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF3MElILmzA

Online Maze Generators

http://www.mazegenerator.net/
https://www3.nd.edu/~dpettifo/software/maze/index.html

Dinosaurs

What is 3D printing?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/what-is-3d-printing/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx0Z6LplaMU

The Calvert Marine Museum

https://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/

What are fossils?

https://www.kidsdinos.com/what-are-fossils/

3D Printing with Metal

3D metal printing services

Shapeways
https://www.shapeways.com/
Sculpteo
https://www.sculpteo.com/en/
i.materialise
https://i.materialise.com/3d-printing-materials/steel

About 3D printing

https://www.kidscodecs.com/what-is-3d-printing/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx0Z6LplaMU

3D Printing Materials: Pros and Cons

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/3d-printing-materials,news-24392.html

Redstone

About Redstone

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Redstone

Information about Mechanisms

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tutorials/Mechanisms
https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Redstone_circuit

Lamps

https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Lamp

Escher Tiles

SketchUp Make

https://www.sketchup.com/download/all

my.sketchup

www.my.sketchup.com

Other SketchUp activities

https://www.kidscodecs.com/sketchup-build-box-round-corners/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/sketchup-cheerios-box/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/sketchup-jigsaw-puzzle/

Command Line Interfaces (CLI)

A good tutorial that takes a faster pace

http://linuxcommand.org/

The “man” command (short for manual)

https://linux.die.net/man/1/man

Bash

The command line has a programming language built into it so you can write programs that behave like the built in commands.
https://ryanstutorials.net/bash-scripting-tutorial/

Godot 3

Godot homepage

https://godotengine.org/

Godot first game tutorial

http://docs.godotengine.org/en/3.0/getting_started/step_by_step/your_first_game.html

Heartbeast’s platformer tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETY5_9kFtA

City Building Game

Other Scratch games to look at in the genres we’re playing in:

A really well done idle clicker game

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/141654464/

A simple idle clicker game that’s a nice example

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/75793722/

An elaborate city building game with an animated tutorial

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/71983440/

Biologically Inspired Robots (Biomimicry)

Zoobots: Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals

https://www.amazon.com/Zoobots-Wild-Robots-Inspired-Animals/dp/1554539714/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521467164&sr=8-1&keywords=zoobots

How do Mosquitoes Fly in the Rain?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-do-mosquitoes-fly-in-the-rain-116626497/

Nanobots

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/411116/voyage-of-the-bacteria-bots/

Robotic Snakes

https://www.wired.com/story/this-robot-snake-means-you-no-harm-really/
https://newatlas.com/cmu-snake-robot-explores-nuclear-power-plant/28235/
https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2017/september/snakebot-mexico.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skF7Thm0evk

Octobots

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/08/the-first-autonomous-entirely-soft-robot/
http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/harvard-team-creates-octobot-the-worlds-first-autonomous-soft-robot
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/soft-robot-octobot-harvard
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/05/explore-octobot-soft-robot/

Research Centers

Carnegie Mellon Biorobotics Laboratory:
http://biorobotics.ri.cmu.edu/index.php
Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering:
https://wyss.harvard.edu/

Ciphers: the Enigma Code

Count On: Codebreaking: The Enigma Cipher

http://www.counton.org/explorer/codebreaking/enigma-cipher.php

Imperial War Museums: How Alan Turing Cracked The Enigma Code

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/how-alan-turing-cracked-the-enigma-code

Khan Academy: The Enigma encryption machine

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science/cryptography/crypt/v/case-study-ww2-encryption-machines

Making the Leap with Coding Challenges

Code.org CS Principles course

https://studio.code.org/courses/csp

Other Useful Challenges

Codingbat.com
codewars.com

Architecture of Radio

The Architecture of Radio

http://www.architectureofradio.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/architecture-of-radio/id1035160239?ls=1&mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.richardvijgen.architectureofradioAndroid

Richard Vijgen

http://www.richardvijgen.nl/

The Architecture of Radio Video

https://vimeo.com/136611737

OpenCellID

http://opencellid.org/
http://wiki.opencellid.org/wiki/What_is_OpenCellID
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCellID

Infosphere

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infosphere

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