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April 2019 Learn More Links

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The Deluxe Dessert Generator

Python String join() Method

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/string_join.htm

Why is .join() faster than += in Python

https://www.codecademy.com/articles/mvc

why you should use python generators

https://realpython.com/introduction-to-python-generators/

Voting

Elections and Strategic Voting – Condorcet and Borda

http://pi.math.cornell.edu/~mec/Summer2008/anema/condorcetandspv.html

Voting Methods

http://faculty.georgetown.edu/kingch/Electoral_Systems.htm

Electoral Systems

http://www.chickennation.com/2013/08/18/you-cant-waste-your-vote/

The Internet of Things

What is the Internet of Things?

https://econsultancy.com/internet-of-things-healthcare/

How the Philips Hue Works

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-secure-iot-devices-6-factors-to-consider/

Future of IoT with kids

https://www.rootinfosol.com/iot-for-kids-how-technology-affects-your-children

Biometric Scans

Fingerprint Scanners

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/fingerprintscanners.html

Eye Scanners

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/how-iris-scans-work.html

The Future of Biometrics

https://www.gearbrain.com/fingerprint-password-biometric-security-data-1847236655.html

Taking Fingerprints

https://www.handonheartjewellery.co.uk/taking-fingerprints-using-pencil

History of Video Games

The Story of Shareware

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bmv3z3/the-story-of-shareware-the-original-in-app-purchase

The History of Shareware

http://www.thunderboltgames.com/feature/the-history-of-shareware

How Floppy Disks Work

https://computer.howstuffworks.com/floppy-disk-drive2.htm

12 Greatest PC Shareware Games

https://www.pcworld.com/article/248494/the_12_greatest_pc_shareware_games_of_all_time.html

Glitch Programming

Mozilla Developer Network

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/

The Myth Busters Jr series of Glitch sites

https://glitch.com/culture/tag/mbj/

Tutorial for building Twitch chat bots

https://glitch.com/~twitch-bot

Learn You Node tutorials for writing JavaScript-based servers

https://glitch.com/~nodeschool-learnyounode

Combining Machine Learning and Music

https://glitch.com/~piano-genie

Assembly

Tutorial on x86-64 assembly language

http://patshaughnessy.net/2016/11/26/learning-to-read-x86-assembly-language

Reading and coding in Arm

https://azeria-labs.com/writing-arm-assembly-part-1/

assembly programing for really old hardware

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4hnwmds9vAIJICAieAUEZA

Clarissa’s GitHub repo

https://github.com/clarissalittler/asmar-language

Meet Allie Weber

SparkFun Edge Development Board

https://www.sparkfun.com/

SparkFun Edge Development Board

https://www.digikey.com/

Tech-nic-Allie Speaking

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZQmNgYJMS1YHaSuCU44E2A

Robot maker girl

https://twitter.com/robotmakergirl?lang=en

Game of Life in Scratch

Game of Life in Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/235622299/

Game of Life in TIC-80

http://clarissalittler.github.io/GameOfLife.tic.html

A Turing machine in the Game of Life

http://www.rendell-attic.org/gol/tm.htm

Game of Life useful links

http://www.radicaleye.com/lifepage/
http://www.radicaleye.com/lifepage/

Stack Overflow thread about Rule 110, the 1D Turing complete automata

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14791807/can-someone-explain-rule-110-in-the-simplest-way-possible

John Conway explains game of life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8kUJL04ELA

John Conway explains game of life

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF01&hsimp=yhs-SF01&hspart=Lkry&p=eater+john+conway%27s+game+of+life+video#id=1&vid=566fd954885d098713c84d89ad3f8a3e&action=click

The Fibonacci Spiral

THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE, SPIRALS AND THE GOLDEN MEAN

https://math.temple.edu/~reich/Fib/fibo.html

What is the Fibonacci Spiral?

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-Fibonacci-Spiral

Golden Ratio Coloring Book

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/595530750701310042/

Golden Ratio in Nature

https://io9.gizmodo.com/15-uncanny-examples-of-the-golden-ratio-in-nature-5985588

Understanding the Fibonacci Spiral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3JnWzgXGk

Why does the Fibonacci spiral appear in nature?

https://www.quora.com/Why-does-the-Fibonacci-spiral-appear-in-nature

Fibonacci sequence in music

https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/fibonacci-sequence-in-music/

Teatime

The Utah Teapot

https://curiosity.com/topics/the-most-important-object-in-computer-graphics-is-the-utah-teapot-curiosity/

Utah Teapot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_teapot

3D architecture

https://seraphinacorazza.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/the-utah-teapot-new-york-city-rooftop-3d-architecture-project-research/

Utah Teapot explained

http://everything.explained.today/Utah_teapot/

Utah Teapot Rendering Competition (TRC)

https://graphics.cs.utah.edu/trc/

Martin Newell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Newell_(computer_scientist)

Martin Newell’s drawing of the Utah Teapot

https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-graphics-music-and-art/15/206/556

Van Allen Belt

Mona Kessel

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/people/3005/mona-kessel/

Van Allen Probes Mission Overview

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/rbsp/mission/index.html

van allen probes

http://vanallenprobes.jhuapl.edu/

van allen probes mission

http://vanallenprobes.jhuapl.edu/Mission/index.php

van allen mission coming to an end

https://www.whsv.com/content/news/NASAs-Van-Allen-Probes-mission-is-coming-to-and-end-505796811.html

NASA Van Allen probes discover PARTICLE HURRICANES

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/26/van_allen_particle_acceleration/

Clap Controlled Night Light

Adafruit circuit playground

https://learn.adafruit.com/circuit-playground-lesson-number-0/intro

How the clapper works

https://home.howstuffworks.com/clapper.htm

clap switch

https://circuiteasy.com/clap-switch/

Do it yourself clap switch

https://www.instructables.com/id/Do-it-yourself-DIY-clap-switch-kit-for-absolute-be/

Circuit playground

https://medium.com/@rafranzdavis/making-without-a-space-tinkering-with-circuit-playground-express-in-elementary-e13860fb18eb

Cartoon network projects

https://makecode.com/blog/adafruit-circuit-playground-express/cn-projects

Python Squares and Patterns

hollow rectangle

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/program-to-print-hollow-rectangle-or-square-star-patterns/

star pyramid patterns

https://codescracker.com/python/program/python-program-print-star-pyramid-patterns.htm

Bakura Binary Puzzle

Binary puzzles

http://www.binarypuzzle.com/

Free printable puzzles

https://www.puzzlesandbrains.com/Kakuromain.php

How to solve kakuro puzzles

https://www.kakuros.com/solve

Kakuro puzzles for kids

http://akidsheart.com/math/prints/kakurop/index.html

What is kakuro?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakuro

How kakuro puzzles work

https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/puzzles/kakuro-puzzles.htm

Constructing STEM with microcomputers

computer kits for kids

http://time.com/4066213/kids-children-technology-sets/

Best coding toys

https://www.livescience.com/53957-best-coding-apps-and-toys.html

why learn to build a computer

https://teach.com/blog/3-reasons-why-students-should-learn-to-build-a-computer/

What is STEAM?

https://educationcloset.com/steam/what-is-steam/

Stem activities, elementary school

https://www.schoolingamonkey.com/stem-activities-for-elementary-school/

Also In The April 2019 Issue

Use SketchUp to create this fascinating mathematical pattern that appears everywhere in nature.

Learn about the STEAM star’s amazing journey onto Mythbusters Junior and beyond.

What’s the best way to choose a classroom lunch? Or the best way to elect a leader? The answer isn’t so simple.

Keep your passwords at the tip of your fingers, or maybe at the back of your eyes!

Bring your coding skills and your desserts to new levels in this simple Python coding activity.

Learn about the shiny new technology that allows us to be connected like never before.

Squares, checkerboards, and hollow boxes… what pattens can you imagine in Python?

A fun, DIY electronics project that’ll keep you from bumping around in the dark!

Use your favourite block language to animate this fascinatingly odd game.

Can we make a computer using only three simple rules?

How science and tech led to an exciting discovery in one of the most dangerous areas of space.

How did video games become popular before the internet? It’s all about shareware, floppy disks, and human cleverness!

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Interesting stories about science and technology for April 2019.