February 2019 Learn More Links
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The Case for Useless Robots
Lego Mindstorms Wikipedia
Lego Mindstorms Projects
Article about 2019 VEX Worlds
SIMONE GIERTZ’S LATEST INVENTION: A ROBOT THAT SPILLS SOUP ALL OVER HER
Seven absurd inventions set to change the world forever
Gas Stations in Space
Robotic Refueling Mission NASA facts and many sets of press releases
Press Conference Kennedy Space Flight Center December 4, 2018 Jill McGuire (Broadcast on NASA TV)
History of SketchUp
SketchUp for Kids
Teaching 3D with ModelMetricks
How to Create Your First 3D Model in SketchUp: A Beginner-Friendly Introduction
Finding, making, and using incredible SketchUp textures
Comparison of Linux file systems along with a good explanation of journaling
An old Ars Technica piece on the history of file systems with fantastic history sections
An article about why USB sticks use FAT32
Chicago USO Event
Online Coding Camps in Minecraft
Get Started with a Raspberry Pi
Minecraft Story Mode
Minecraft Story Mode
How To Install a Minecraft Map
C Programming Language
A tutorial on C by the author of a famous online book about network programming
A decent tutorial just on pointers
Telling Interactive Stories in Scratch
Our story so far
How to make stories in Scratch
How to use Scratch for digital storytelling
Make your own virtual pet in Scratch
Scratch resources for teachers
WikiHow: Making a Simple Electrical Circuit
Electrical Circuit Projects for Elementary Students
An Electrical Circuit Quiz Board
How do Multiplayer Games Really Work?
About Game Servers
Client-Server Networks vs Peer-to-Peer Networks
What Gamers Need To Know About Network Synchronization In Games
Paper Clips Run Amok
AI and the Paperclip Problem
The Way the World Ends: Not a Bang But a Paperclip
About the modulus operator
A detailed article about FizzBuzz
Twenty Ways to Fizz Buzz
A complex mathematical solution to FizzBuzz
TIC-80 Maps and Music
Bruno’s platformer tutorial
A neat, free, tracker for making chiptunes
Tutorial to make a simple platformer on the TIC-80
The First Cellular Phone
Invasive Species (disguised towers)
How Cell Towers Work
How Cell Towers Work
How Text Messages are Sent
The Cell Phone Tower Debate
Introduction to Python
Python for Kids
More Python activities
Requests and Responses
How to Inspect Web Page Elements
What is a Server?
HTTP Responses and Requests
Web browser history
Chinese New Year Lantern
Lanterns Go High Tech
Video (in Mandarin Chinese)
DIY Paper and Wire Lantern (Instructables)
Atlas Institute Science and Art Education
Laboratory for Playful Computation
NeoPixel LEDs (individually addressable)
micro:bit coding environment
Lantern Light Festival
Man in the Middle Attacks
The Difference between HTTP and HTTPS
Should I Buy from This Site? How to Know if a Website is Secure
What is an SSL certificate?
Defend against Man in the Middle Attacks
Also In The February 2019 Issue
The craft world and the tech world collide in this fun, hands-on activity.
A simple coding activity to create triangles in all shapes and sizes.
Five ideas to create that extra special gift for Valentine’s Day.
For twenty three years, since 1996, cars have used computers to control different parts of the car.
Celebrate Lunar New Year with your own custom-built lantern, complete with LEDs and micro:bit!
Synchronizing games with players from all around the world is no easy task.
A simple thought experiment sheds light on the dangers of AI. Can we stop the earth being buried in paperclips?
What do students really learn from robotics class? And how can we make it better?
Create a dynamic optical illusion in SketchUp.
Learn how rockets may soon be able to refuel in 0G. Next stop: Mars!
‘Files’ may be easy concepts for humans, but not for computers. What’s going on inside your operating system?
Two ways to play Minecraft with an overarching storyline. Experience the game like never before!
Helping kids fall in love with coding through Minecraft mods and Raspberry Pis.
Learn why this powerful, 40-year old language is still popular today.
A better, smoother way to direct your theatrical masterpiece.
Explore the past of cellular phone technology, and take a peek into its future.
How hackers can steal the messages you send over the internet, and how to tell if your communications are secure.
Add multimedia & more to your fantasy computer game to make it cooler than ever.
It’s not as simple as it seems. Can you solve this classic programming problem?
Ever wondered what happens when you connect to a website? Time to dive into the secrets of networking!
Links from the bottom of all the February 2019 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Interesting stories about science and technology for February 2019.