Christmas Countdown

Its that time of year — PRESENTS TIME! With this quick Python project, we will be creating a countdown clock to Christmas day. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, you can change this to be a countdown to whatever you want (*hint *hint *nudge *nudge: countdown to when my next class begins)! Planning The first thing […]

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MaKey MaKey Guitar/Keytar

This is project is setup a lot like the Banana Keyboard we made with the maKey maKey (blog post here), but with a few extra steps. What is a MaKey MaKey? A maKey maKey is a board that you can use to turn just about any object lying around into touchpads or keys. For more […]

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Animal Classification Game

This is a tutorial on how to make an Animal Classification game in Scratch. This is a very simple version — So try adding onto it! Can you do 8 animals? 12? Setting the game up First thing you’re going to want to do is make 4 sprites — one for each animal you want […]

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Anatomy of the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Model 2 GPIO Headers Status LEDs Micro SD Card slot (This is on the bottom side) Display DSI Connector Micro USB Power HDMI CPU/GPU Camera CSI Connector Audio Ethernet USB 2.0 ports USB 2.0 ports LAN Controller Raspberry Pi Model B 1. GPIO Headers 2. SD Card slot (This is on the bottom […]

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Introduction to IDLE

On your Raspberry Pi, one of the quickest ways to begin programming in Python is by using the program IDLE, a Python development environment. Let’s begin exploring and understanding IDLE, so our Python projects can go more smoothly. Opening IDLE IDLE can be found in your menu under “Programming.” You’ll find two options here — […]

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MaKey MaKey Banana Keyboard

For this project, we made a banana piano using a MaKeyMaKey. What is a MaKey Makey? A maKey maKey is a board that you can use to turn just about any object lying around into touchpads or keys. For more information, click here to go to the official website. This project does not require any […]

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