Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
Also In The February 2020 Issue
Can you figure out how to divide up coconuts between a group of sailors and a monkey? This puzzle mixes math and coding. Plus you can go online to try the code yourself!
Recreate the classic game in this simple Python tutorial. What whimsical stories can you write?
If you like ships, then you’ll love this easy-to-use website that keeps track of seafaring vessels around the world. Bonus: it helps prevent maritime collisions!
Ready for some good old-fashioned winter fun? In this article, build a digital snowman with Sketchup.
A fun, silly way to share your coding trials and triumphs with friends — because everything is better with kittens!
Should you learn Python, Scratch, Java, Assembly? If you’re feeling overwhelmed by too many options, this article is here to help.
Illustrating computational concepts like decomposition and algorithms with simple, hands-on, and occasionally messy activities.
How do street lights know when to turn on? And what’s in store for the street lights of the future?
In the old days, before video game systems had cameras and sensors, programmers had to get creative.
Six women were hired to use their math skills to program the ENIAC computer. They called themselves The First Programmers Club.
Learn about the key software that keeps your computer safe from viruses.
Programs are constantly being patched and improved. How do we keep track of all this new code?
Dive into the nitty-gritty details of binary numbers: how they work, why they’re used, and where they come from.
Binary might be the language of the computer, but we humans can use it to decode secret messages.
An easy way to code your own 3D graphics online. Dive into the world of pixels, triangles, textures, and colours!
Learn about the smallest, simplest computers and where they’re still used today.
Why Smalltalk is such a unique language, and how it evolved into modern variants like Scratch, Squeak, and Pharo.
Interesting stories about science and technology for February 2020.
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