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Taylor Studios on Flickr

Llama Emoji

Articles about new emoji

Proposal for the llama emoji

Llama emoji entry on Emojipedia

Unicode Adopt-a-Character

Unicode submission form for new emojis

Portland HOP

RFID technology

Smart cards in general

The major company that worked with TriMet

An article about local activists who are worried that the HOP card might hurt low income riders

Autonomous Driving in Today’s Cars

Land Departure

Parking Assist

Self-Parking Ford


Articles about robofrog

Video of robofrog

New York Times article about frogs’ songs

Article from Discover Magazine: “4 Robots that are Saving the World

Regex Game

Introduction to Regular Expressions

Regex Crossword, a crossword puzzle with regular expressions

The regular expression game

Article about the importance of Regular Expressions

Video tutorial about regular expressions

Sphero in Literature Class

Richard Perry’s youtube channel

Robotics in English Class

Sphero in the Classroom

Pygame (or Godot)

Clarissa’s PyGame Tutorials

The main PyGame website

The PyGame documentation

A free online book that teaches Python and PyGame

Forum discussion about developing Unity of Command in Python

A library to make OpenGL usable and easy in Python

How to Solve Rubik’s Cube

Online Rubik’s Cube

How to Solve a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube by Noah Richardson (Video)

Rubik’s Cube 3×3 Storytelling Method by Josh Neufeld (Video)

Rubik’s Cube Beginner’s Guide (with pictures)

5 Simple Moves to Easily solve the Rubik’s Cube — 15 Video Tutorial

How big is 43 quintillion?

Rubik’s Cube World Records

Google Expeditions

Official Google Expeditions ads

How-to video about leading expeditions with students

Stereoscopic vision

Make your own google cardboard headset

Review of Google Expeditions

Google talks about virtual reality and education

Navajo Code Talkers

Wikipedia: Code Talker

National Museum of the American Indian — Code Talking “Navajo Code Talkers and the Unbreakable Code”

Navajo People: Navajo Code Talker (with Video interviews with actual Code Talkers!)

National Archives: “Semper Fidelis, Code Talkers”

Scratch Boids and AI

The original boids paper,%20Herds,%20and%20Schools%20A%20Distributed%20Behavioral%20Model.htm

The presentation of boids from the article

A cool explanation of vector operations

Clarissa’s implementation of boids

Try playing with the parameters!

Awesome Summer Camps to Consider

Girls Who Code

Engineering for Kids

JoAnn Fabrics Sewing Camps

SWENext Clubs Camps

Finding summer camps

101 questions to ask when finding a summer camp

Technology summer camps

Minecraft Modding

How to install Minecraft Mods

Twenty best Minecraft Mods

Coding Minecraft Mods

Clojure (or Common Lisp)

ClojureScript differences

Clojure homepage

Clojure Koans

Getting started writing games in Clojure

DIY Echo Home Speaker

Mycroft Official Website

Mycroft Community Forums “Hey Mycroft, Where Is the International Space Station?”

PuTTY download

Digital Trends: “Finally, an A.I. voice assistant that doesn’t collect and monetize your data” (Mycroft Mark 2)

Creating a Jigsaw Puzzle

SketchUp Official Website

SketchUp Free Web-based App

Laser Burglar Alarm

Micro:Bit Official Website

Where to get a Micro:Bit

Mu Python Editor

Wikipedia: Photoresistor (Light Dependent Resistor) Light Dependent Resistors

Kinesthetic Computer Science

About kinesthetic learning

16 characteristics of kinesthetic and tactile learners

Engaging students in STEM

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Also In The April 2018 Issue

Who chooses new emojis? And what’s coming in the next batch?

Build your own voice-controlled digital assistant with a Raspberry Pi and an analog speaker.

Using Scratch and some simple vector math, create your own Boids algorithm to simulate the flight of birds.

6 hands-on STEM camps and clubs to join this summer.

With these new high-tech cards, public transit is easier than ever.

Slice digital photos into pieces and have fun pasting them back together.

Meet the cute little bot that’s helping scientists understand the courtship of frogs.

Dive into the nitty-gritty of game-making with this popular Python library.

Learn about the Native soldiers and the creative cypher code that helped win WWII.

Our cars aren’t quite driving themselves, but they can help us park and avoid collisions.

Make your games even more exciting with custom user-created content!

A clever teacher uses our favourite round robot to bring books to life.

Learn how to search through blobs of text with speed, accuracy, and elegance… like a ninja!

Links from the bottom of all the April 2018 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for April 2018.