February 2018 Learn More Links
Image by 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 Translator
US Navy Training Video for Morse Code
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
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.
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
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
What Time Is It?
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
3D Printed Jewellery
3D printing resources
Telegraph article: “Is 3D printing the future of fine jewellery?”
More articles about 3D printing
WoofJS Teacher Guide
WoofJS Game Design Tutorial
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
In an era before telephones, a clever code was created to send messages by telegraph.
A simple coding activity that creates a virtual tic-tac-toe board with pieces.
Seven days to design, code, and debug a program with PyGame. What could go wrong?
Play with your friends or connect to Minecraft servers all around the world.
Turning scientific data into music can lead to new insights and new solutions.
Tools to help you design and print your own jewelry. Who says geeks can’t be fashionable?
Say hello to your new favorite robot: spherical, programmable, and durable. It can even swim!
Introduction to a dynamic, Python-like language that can do scientific calculations at high speed.
The perfect language to help you transition into a new way of coding.
Create a new and improved variation of the classic 1960s board game with micro:bit.
Learn about the origin of Unix time, the calendar system used by digital devices.
Help students apply their computational thinking skills outside the classroom.
Could a human brain be simulated by a computer? Would it think and feel like we do?
Links from the bottom of all the February 2018 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for February 2018.