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December 2018 Learn More Links

SparkFun Electronics on Flickr

Cordoba Tiles

10 SketchUp Tips Every Modeler Should Know

http://www.mastersketchup.com/10-sketchup-tips/

Master SketchUp

https://www.youtube.com/user/MasterSketchupdotcom
http://www.mastersketchup.com/
https://twitter.com/mastersketchup
https://www.facebook.com/MasterSketchup

Sketchucation

http://sketchucation.com/

About the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque%E2%80%93Cathedral_of_C%C3%B3rdoba

About Islamic geometric patterns

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

Test Your Nerves

More about Python

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/programming/python/

Adafruit official website

https://www.adafruit.com/

Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-circuit-playground-express/overview

Projects for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

https://makecode.adafruit.com/projects

Scratch Animations

Clarissa’s demo

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/251309687/#player

Piskel, a sprite art editor that’s good for making quick animation loops

https://www.piskelapp.com/

A more sophisticated pixel art editor

https://www.pixilart.com/

4 Free Python Tools

Repl.it

http://repl.it

Learn Python the Hard Way

http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book

PythonTurtle

http://pythonturtle.org/

Dan Bader Email Newsletter(s)

https://dbader.org/

Anatomy of an E-mail Address

Email Address

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

How to Recycle Electronics

Popular Science article about recycling old tech at e-waste centers

https://www.popsci.com/recycle-tech-e-waste-centers

List of places to recycle old tech

https://www.kidscodecs.com/where-to-recycle-electronics/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/electronic-recycling/

Official EPA page on donating and recycling electronics

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-donation-and-recycling

E-cycling central

http://www.ecyclingcentral.com/ (US)

List of recycling centers per state in the USA

https://www.recyclingcenters.org/electronics_recycling.php

Sphero Light Chaser

Sphero official website

https://www.sphero.com/

Article about ambient light sensors

https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1302779

Playing Computer

Sphero

https://www.sphero.com/

LEGO Mindstorms

https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Can Software Write Itself?

A big collection of Quines

http://www.nyx.net/~gthompso/quine.htm

Another huge collection of Quines

http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Quine

If writing Quines is too easy

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/93324/write-a-palindrome-polyglot-quine

Minecraft, Redust, and Logic Gates

Project Red

https://projectredwiki.com/wiki/Main_Page

ComputerCraft

http://www.9minecraft.net/computercraft-mod/

IndustrialCraft

http://www.9minecraft.net/industrial-craft-2-mod/

Roboticraft

http://www.9minecraft.net/roboticraft-mod/

BuildCraft

http://www.9minecraft.net/buildcraft-mod/

Secret Code Workbooks

Scientific Explorer Secret Codes Decoder Kit

https://www.alexbrands.com/product/science-learning/science-learning-science-kits/fun-lab-secret-codes/

Secret Decoder Deluxe Activity Set – ON the GO

https://www.melissaanddoug.com/secret-decoder-deluxe-activity-set—on-the-go/5238.html

Telegraph Kit – The Science Cube

https://www.onlinesciencemall.com/products/the-science-cube-morse-code-and-telegraph-kit?variant=27356959622

Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/top-secret-a-handbook-of-codes-ciphers-and-secret-handwriting/

Introduction to Python

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/programming/python/

Haskell

A simple introduction to Haskell

http://learnyouahaskell.com/chapters

Another good (but less meme-y) introduction to Haskell

http://book.realworldhaskell.org/

A nice summary of a bunch of the ways that Haskell is used

https://www.quora.com/Where-is-Haskell-used-in-industry-today-2015

The big central repository of community Haskell libraries

https://hackage.haskell.org/

A cool music generation system written in Haskell

https://tidalcycles.org/
This is used by the band 65daysofstatic, who made the soundtrack of No Man’s Sky

STEAM Board Games

Bloxels

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FUFJ4ZQ/

Code & Go Robot

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A5YMCH4

Robo Rally

https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B01N8T7ACD/

Mastermind

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000DMBF

Code Master

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014993TCI/

Is that Elevator a Robot?

Elevator operators

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

How Elevators Changed the World

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

The Elevator Museum

http://www.theelevatormuseum.org/about.php

Elevator History

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/21st-century-lift-can-navigate-buildings

The Otis Safety Elevator

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

The History of the Passenger Elevator in the 19th Century

https://www.amazon.com/Ascending-Rooms-Express-Elevators-Passenger/dp/1937689107/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539538948&sr=8-1&keywords=lee+gray+elevator+book

Destination Dispatch

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122457774

Marriott Marquis, Destination Dispatch video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6gzm_ifzg8

Elevator System for the Burj Khalifa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OWRn-9uMJE

Destination Dispatch on Google Patents

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20170291792A1/en

Sparkfun Quiic Distance Sensor and Ecosystem

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/qwiic-distance-sensor-rfd77402-hookup-guide?_ga=2.87920479.690493423.1539275249-2004414095.1537729220&_gac=1.56256473.1537731734.CjwKCAjw85zdBRB6EiwAov3RiuMgt9jgt_NdQHocbpAlSDhWmWOUYZuieAovRmGB7cIysv4gFZvbfxoC3vsQAvD_BwE

Credit Card Algorithm

Peter Luhn and the history of his algorithms and inventions

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/silicon-revolution/hans-peter-luhn-and-the-birth-of-the-hashing-algorithm

Checksum algorithms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFOGDY2e0mQ

Wikipedia Luhn Algorithm

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

Monty Hall Problem

Numberphile video: Monty Hall Problem

(Short Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lb-6rxZxx0
(Long Version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugbWqWCcxrg

Introduction to probability from Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/probability-geometry/probability-basics/a/probability-the-basics

Google Deep Dream

Deep Dream Generator

https://deepdreamgenerator.com/
https://deepdreamgenerator.com/about

Different Kinds of Convolutional Filters

https://www.saama.com/blog/different-kinds-convolutional-filters/

What is Artificial Intelligence?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/what-is-artificial-intelligence/

Computerphile video about Google Deep Dream

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

Computerphile video about CNNs

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

Introduction to Memory Management

Crash Course Videos on YouTube

Registers and RAM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpnE6UAfbtU
Memory & Storage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQCr9RV7twk

Binary Numbers

https://www.kidscodecs.com/binary-numbers/
https://www.ducksters.com/kidsmath/binary_numbers_basics.php

ASCII

https://www.kidscodecs.com/ascii/

Variables, Constants, and Data Types

https://www.kidscodecs.com/variables-constants-data-types/

What is an Operating System?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/what-is-an-operating-system/

Stack vs Heap Memory in C++ Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ1L2nSIV1s

Spooky Sys Admin

Trouble-shooting starting an ssh server on Bash-on-Windows

https://superuser.com/questions/1111591/how-can-i-ssh-into-bash-on-ubuntu-on-windows-10/

SSH Client for Android devices

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonelli.juicessh

Why home IP addresses start with 192.168

https://trendblog.net/ever-wondered-use-192-168-x-x-ip-addresses-home/

A guide to tmux

https://www.hamvocke.com/blog/a-quick-and-easy-guide-to-tmux/

Getting Started with Bash-on-Windows

https://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/

Danit Pelege and the Future of 3D Fashion

Danit Peleg’s official site

https://danitpeleg.com/

Create Your Own 3D Printed Jacket

https://danitpeleg.com/product/create-your-own-3d-printed-jacket/

Danit Pelge’s TED Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/danit_peleg_forget_shopping_soon_you_ll_download_your_new_clothes

Also In The December 2018 Issue

Create colourful geometric patterns in SketchUp inspired by the Great Mosque of Cordoba.

Learn how to use animated GIFs to create proper animation loops in Scratch.

Create an electronic obstacle course and test the steadiness of your hands as you navigate through.

What’s allowed in an e-mail address? Let’s break down the syntax.

Throwing your old tech in the trash is bad for the environment. Check out some safer, cleaner alternatives.

New, crafty mods that’ll push your Minecraft design skills to new levels.

Part philosophical paradox, part coding puzzle, quines are sure to tease and challenge your brain!

5 questions with the designer pushing innovation in 3D printed clothes.

All work and no play makes it harder for kids to learn, especially those with anxiety and learning disabilities.

Dive into the nuts & bolts of storing pictures and files on your computer.

A clever AI is creating twisted, surreal art. Math or magic?

Two doors hide a zonk, and one door hides a prize. Can probability & statistics help you pick the right one?

How can you tell if a credit card number is valid or invalid? Meet the Luhn algorithm, one of many checksums helping us keep the internet in order.

Learn about the Destination Dispatch algorithm and create your own robotic lift.

Grab your friends & disconnect from the digital world with these fun science & tech board games.

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

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