Projects and Puzzles

Thirsty Plants Love micro:bit!

Use micro:bit to water your plants!

Designing a Programming Language: Part II

In this installment, learn about how programming languages are designed.

How to Create a Chat Bot

This tutorial shows how to create a chat bot that plays hangman.

Create a Basic Substitution Cipher Code

A substitution cipher is an easy way to begin learning about how to use and make secrete codes.

Your First Sewing Machine

The humble sewing machine can be a great first step to fun maker projects. Here's how to get started!

What’s a micro:bit?

The micro:bit is a not too expensive board that lets you easily build projects to learn about computing.

Who Knew Turtles Can Draw?

Meet Thomas, a turtle who can help you draw stars with Python (not the snake!).

The Birthday Paradox

What are the odds two people in your classroom share a birthday? Much higher than you think!

Get Started with Scratch

Scratch is a fun block-based programming language that's easy to learn once you understand the basics.

Using Google Static Maps API

This project explores the basics of using Google's Static Map software to display your own maps.

Code Hangman Game in C#

Learn how to code the hangman game in C#. Includes link to full code.

How to Run a Turing Machine

A pen and paper computer that can do what computers do today.

Make a Bird Wave!

A simple animation is a fun way to play with and learn the Python programming language.

Samantha the Frog

Here's a fun math problem you can work out with pen and paper as well as Python.

How to Build a Programming Language

Software languages don't magically appear. They're created by design. First in a series.

Build an Electronic Sorting Hat

A fun way to learn basic electronics and coding with Python but minus the old rotting hat.

Adventure Games and Finite State Machines

This pen and paper project helps organize ideas into stories with a finite state machine.

Draw with SVG Code

This project uses basic math skills, a text editor, and a web browser to draw simple pictures.

How to 3D Print a Space Skirt

3D printers can be used to print patterns on dresses and fabrics.

Creating Shapes and Patterns with Scratch2

Here's a fun game you can create with Scratch2 that draws geometric shapes!

Sailors, Coconuts, and a Monkey

This puzzle mixes math and coding. Plus you can go online to try the code yourself.

How to Design an Efficient User Interface

The user interface often determines whether or not people can easily use your software.

Algorithm Design

Could you add up all the numbers between 1 and 100? Here's how to do it.

Cracking the Code with Scratch2

This project creates a math quiz to test your multiplication and division skills.

Create Shapes and Colors with Racket

Racket is a fun and easy programming language to learn because it's all about creating colors and shapes as you learn.

Getting Started with mBot Robotics

The mBot robotics kit is an excellent comparatively low-cost way to begin working with robots.

A Sonic Pi Christmas

To celebrate this wonderful time of the year, let’s create some holiday music using Sonic Pi on our Raspberry Pi.

Getting Started with pygame

This project shows how to use the pygame code library to move simple animations with the Python programming language.

Geocaching

Real life treasure hunts are a way to get outdoors, learn map skills, and have fun finding hidden caches near you.

Create a Random Password Generator with C#

This project, shows you how to create your own random password generator in the C# programming language.