December 2018 Learn More Links
Image by SparkFun Electronics on Flickr
10 SketchUp Tips Every Modeler Should Know
About the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
About Islamic geometric patterns
Test Your Nerves
More about Python
Adafruit official website
Adafruit Circuit Playground Express
Projects for Adafruit Circuit Playground Express
Piskel, a sprite art editor that’s good for making quick animation loops
A more sophisticated pixel art editor
4 Free Python Tools
Learn Python the Hard Way
Dan Bader Email Newsletter(s)
Anatomy of an E-mail Address
How to Recycle Electronics
Popular Science article about recycling old tech at e-waste centers
List of places to recycle old tech
Official EPA page on donating and recycling electronics
List of recycling centers per state in the USA
Sphero Light Chaser
Sphero official website
Article about ambient light sensors
Can Software Write Itself?
A big collection of Quines
Another huge collection of Quines
If writing Quines is too easy
Minecraft, Redust, and Logic Gates
Secret Code Workbooks
Scientific Explorer Secret Codes Decoder Kit
Secret Decoder Deluxe Activity Set – ON the GO
Telegraph Kit – The Science Cube
Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing
Introduction to Python
A simple introduction to Haskell
Another good (but less meme-y) introduction to Haskell
A nice summary of a bunch of the ways that Haskell is used
The big central repository of community Haskell libraries
A cool music generation system written in Haskell
This is used by the band 65daysofstatic, who made the soundtrack of No Man’s Sky
STEAM Board Games
Code & Go Robot
Is that Elevator a Robot?
How Elevators Changed the World
The Elevator Museum
The Otis Safety Elevator
The History of the Passenger Elevator in the 19th Century
Marriott Marquis, Destination Dispatch video
Elevator System for the Burj Khalifa
Destination Dispatch on Google Patents
Sparkfun Quiic Distance Sensor and Ecosystem
Credit Card Algorithm
Peter Luhn and the history of his algorithms and inventions
Wikipedia Luhn Algorithm
Monty Hall Problem
Numberphile video: Monty Hall Problem
Introduction to probability from Khan Academy
Google Deep Dream
Deep Dream Generator
Different Kinds of Convolutional Filters
What is Artificial Intelligence?
Computerphile video about Google Deep Dream
Computerphile video about CNNs
Introduction to Memory Management
Crash Course Videos on YouTube
Registers and RAM
Memory & Storage
Variables, Constants, and Data Types
What is an Operating System?
Stack vs Heap Memory in C++ Video
Spooky Sys Admin
Trouble-shooting starting an ssh server on Bash-on-Windows
SSH Client for Android devices
Why home IP addresses start with 192.168
A guide to tmux
Getting Started with Bash-on-Windows
Danit Pelege and the Future of 3D Fashion
Danit Peleg’s official site
Create Your Own 3D Printed Jacket
Danit Pelge’s TED Talk
Also In The December 2018 Issue
Create colourful geometric patterns in SketchUp inspired by the Great Mosque of Cordoba.
Meet BOLT, Sphero’s newest robot equipped with ambient light sensors.
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.
Resources to help you master programming without breaking the budget.
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.
Harness bash to become the ghost haunting your own computer.
Get lost in a mess of infinite lists with this kooky, lazy language.
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.
5 hands-on books & activities to hone your cipher skills.
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.