October 2017 Learn More Links

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Pigpen Ciphers

https://www.kidscodecs.com/pigpen-ciphers/

Science Museum’s Investigation of Pigpen Cipher

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/pdfs/4.1.1%20The%20Pig%20Pen%20Cipher%20247KB.pdf

Text-to-Pigpen Converter

https://cryptii.com/text/pigpen

Pigpen Decoder

http://www.dcode.fr/pigpen-cipher

The Elian Script – An artistic code derived from the pigpen cipher

http://www.ccelian.com/ElianScriptFull.html

Pigpen Cipher – Wikipedia

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

Thirsty Plants Love micro:bit!

https://www.kidscodecs.com/microbit-thirsty-plants/

This Project on Github

https://github.com/lesp/microbit-plant-protector/archive/master.zip

micro:bit Python

http://python.microbit.org/

Makes (Lego) Sense to Me!

https://www.kidscodecs.com/lego-ev3-sensors/

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms

Accelerometer vs. Gyroscope: What’s the Difference?

https://www.livescience.com/40103-accelerometer-vs-gyroscope.html

Robotsquare EV3 Robots

http://robotsquare.com/category/robots/ev3/

Brick Marketplace

Our Favorite MINDSTORMS EV3 Projects With Instructions
http://blog.brickmarketplace.com/2015/07/mindstorms-ev3-projects-instructions.html

EV3DEV

A project that expands on EV3 programming by allowing it to boot a Linux-based operating system able to use much broader programming languages and devices
http://www.ev3dev.org/

Tesla Ultrasonic Patent

https://electrek.co/2017/03/09/tesla-ultrasonic-sensors-patent/
https://www.pepperl-fuchs.com/global/en/24854.htm

The Minecraft Tool Box

https://www.kidscodecs.com/minecraft-tool-box/

Minecraft Official Wiki’s Article on Tools

http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Tools

More Information on Torches

http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Torch

Survival House Ideas

http://www.grabcraft.com/minecraft/survival-houses

Cat and Mouse with JavaScript

https://www.kidscodecs.com/cursor-follow-javascript/

jQuery vs JavaScript

https://learn.onemonth.com/jquery-vs-javascript-4f26b98e3136

Web Design for Kids

https://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/web-design-for-kids-welcome-to-tuts-town–cms-23680

Web Coding Resources

https://www.kidscodecs.com/html-coding-for-beginners/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/programming/javascript/

CSS Position Property

https://www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_class_position.asp

jQuery animate

https://www.w3schools.com/jquery/jquery_animate.asp

Create Turtles with Python

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

More about comments

https://www.kidscodecs.com/comments/
http://www.pythonforbeginners.com/comments/comments-in-python

About Objects

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/python_classes_objects.htm

Activities with Python and Turtle

http://interactivepython.org/runestone/static/thinkcspy/PythonTurtle/OurFirstTurtleProgram.html
http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english3e/hello_little_turtles.html
https://michael0x2a.com/blog/turtle-examples

The Uncanny Valley

https://www.kidscodecs.com/uncanny-valley/

Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130901-is-the-uncanny-valley-real

How video games could be flattening the uncanny valley

https://www.polygon.com/2013/9/4/4695108/video-games-flattening-the-uncanny-valley

10 Creepy Examples of the Uncanny Valley

http://www.strangerdimensions.com/2013/11/25/10-creepy-examples-uncanny-valley/

The Uncanny Valley and Character Design

http://www.psychologyofgames.com/2013/05/the-uncanny-valley-and-character-design/

The Psychology of the Uncanny Valley

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-05-01-the-psychology-of-the-uncanny-valley

Uncanny Valley

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

Early origins for uncanny valley

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8344203.stm

Planet Labs

https://www.kidscodecs.com/planet-labs/

Planet Labs

https://www.planet.com/

Planet Lab Stories

https://medium.com/planet-stories

Create a Secure Password

https://www.kidscodecs.com/create-secure-passwords/

XKCD Comic about good passwords

https://xkcd.com/936/

Articles about creating good passwords

https://www.howtogeek.com/195430/how-to-create-a-strong-password-and-remember-it/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-ways-to-make-up-passwords-that-are-both-secure-memorable/

How to Choose a Password (Computerphile)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NjQ9b3pgIg

Piet: A Language of Colors

https://www.kidscodecs.com/piet-language/

My Piet interpreters

https://github.com/clarissalittler/piet-interpreters

Piet homepage

http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/piet.html

Online Piet interpreter

http://zobier.net/piet/

Piet programming tutorial

http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~diddesen/piet/index.html

Piet Mondrian abstract paintings

https://www.wikiart.org/en/piet-mondrian/by-genre/abstract

An online directory of colors by hex code

http://www.color-hex.com/

Charred Cats Game

https://www.kidscodecs.com/scratch-charred-cats/

My Scratch page

https://scratch.mit.edu/users/adjunction/

Scorched Earth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorched_Earth_(video_game)

Some websites that describe how projectile motion works

http://physics.info/projectiles
http://ux1.eiu.edu/~cfadd/1150/03Vct2D/proj.html

CamelCase

https://www.kidscodecs.com/camel-case/

CamelCase

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

Naming Conventions (Programming)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naming_convention_(programming)

CamelCase Generator

https://capitalizemytitle.com/camel-case/

What is the point of the lower camel case variable casing convention (thisVariable, for example)?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6712449/what-is-the-point-of-the-lower-camel-case-variable-casing-convention-thisvariab

Snake Case

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

Tall Man Lettering

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

Title Case

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_case#Title_case

React Mobile Apps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/react-expo-native-projects/

Simple randomly generated puzzle game

https://repl.it/IpEH/latest

Small example showing of SVG with React Native

https://repl.it/IpM6/latest

OpenGL in React Native

https://repl.it/IpMv/latest

A cute user report of how/when to use React Native for games

https://medium.com/@miguelhaba/my-first-game-with-react-native-40a83aa91274

React Native homepage

https://facebook.github.io/react-native/

Official tutorial

https://facebook.github.io/react-native/docs/tutorial.html

repl.it

https://repl.it/

repl.it React Native tutorial

https://repl.it/community/classrooms/17650

Expo

https://expo.io

Expo documentation

https://docs.expo.io/versions/v17.0.0/index.html

Flappy Bird Clone with Expo

https://docs.expo.io/versions/v17.0.0/tutorials/create-floatyplane-game.html

Game engine for React

https://github.com/FormidableLabs/react-game-kit

An Electrifying (Thread) Idea!

https://www.kidscodecs.com/electrifying-thread-project/

Adafruit

Want to learn more about adding LEDs to your projects using conductive thread? Check out this fun project by Adafruit!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpwL71IiPXM

Kitronik E-Textiles and Wearables Tutorials and Resources

https://www.kitronik.co.uk/blog/e-textiles-wearables-tutorials-resources/

LilyPad Bascs: E-Sewing

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/lilypad-basics-e-sewing

Sew Electric

http://sewelectric.org/diy-projects/

atxdiy Tutorial: Sewing a Simple Circuit (Light Bracelet)

http://www.atxdiy.com/2010/07/05/tutorial-sew-a-simple-circuit/

10 Tips

https://youtu.be/XT5ygUt8Cbk

Also In The October 2017 Issue

Building and creating your tools with the Minecraft toolbox helps you survive the game.

Sensors give robots the senses humans have.

30+ ideas for all age holiday gifts, from books to apps to board games to VR and more.

There might be a reason that too-real robot and video game character creeps you out.

This programming language uses colors instead of text and punctuation to add and perform other tasks.

Knowing how passwords are cracked can help you create better passwords.

There are a number of strategies teachers (plus parents and students) can take to learn programming.

This project uses conductive thread to create a glove to activates your phone.

Software programming does neat things with language, in this case, mixing capital letters.

This Scratch game has lots of ways you can customize the game play. No cats were harmed in the making of this article either.

Links from the bottom of all the October 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2017.