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How to Solder LEDs

Astable multivibrator or oscillator

https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/waveforms/astable.html

Transistor

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

How do transistors work?

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

Types of transistors

https://www.electronicshub.org/transistors-classification-and-types/

Uses of transistors

https://www.vedantu.com/physics/uses-of-transistor

Applications of transistors in daily life

https://pnpntransistor.com/applications-of-transistor-in-daily-life/

How to use a breadboard

https://www.youngwonks.com/blog/How-To-Use-A-Breadboard?gclid=CjwKCAjw-e2EBhAhEiwAJI5jg02iOBg13RkQXoRN03cG5BnT9tmmmvv4DWMPMFwXHnd9UMSZtOEqqRoC3rsQAvD_BwE

William Shockley

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1956/shockley/facts/

John Bardeen

https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/history-of-electricity-magnetism/pioneers/john-bardeen

Walter Brattain

https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/history-of-electricity-magnetism/pioneers/walter-brattain

Solving tiny problems

Problem solving with teenagers

https://raisingchildren.net.au/pre-teens/behaviour/encouraging-good-behaviour/problem-solving-steps

Problem Solving

https://www.sociallyskilledkids.com/social-problem-solving

Problem Solving activities for pre-schoolers

https://www.atlasmission.com/blog/7-insanely-cool-problem-solving-activities-curious-preschooler/

CERI

https://cerici.org/

Create Scratch Backgrounds

Piskel App

https://www.piskelapp.com/

Creating animations with Pixel Art

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0TAOUe6fG4

Create a pixel art gif with Piskel

https://www.instructables.com/How-to-create-a-Pixel-Art-gif-using-Piskel/

Uploading animated character to scratch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4khMNgN0ss

Teach kids Pixel art animation

https://www.instructables.com/Teach-Kids-Pixel-Art-Animation-for-Games/

Be a Battery

Body heat battery

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a35533572/body-heat-battery/

Wearable thermoelectric generator

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/7/eabe0586

Thermoelectric

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2021/02/10/thermoelectric

Thermoelectric generator

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

Seebeck effect

https://www.britannica.com/science/Seebeck-effect

Seebeck effect video

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-trp-001&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=trp&p=seebeck+effect&type=Y149_F163_202167_081020#id=3&vid=9a889c8a87e4f73a6017aa080e6272b2&action=click

Images for teg sheep

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk03AVtOoRSRTjqvGUVV2jQLwwgXFpw:1620348932447&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=teg+sheep&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwju9p6UrrbwAhVJHzQIHa6ABx8QjJkEegQIExAB&biw=1260&bih=630

Self-powered wearable tech

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190502110238.htm

Nontoxic thermoelectric generator

https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/environment/a-thermoelectric-generator-for-wearable-tech

Wearable tech video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1mYPZaKXew

wearable thermoelectric generators

http://large.stanford.edu/courses/2018/ph240/billman2/

Device turns body into human battery

https://www.digitaltrends.com/news/wearable-thermoelectric-generator-battery/

Thermoelectric generator

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/assembly/view/113900

Music and Computing

Scott Jacoby’s New York Story

https://www.mixonline.com/recording/scott-jacobys-new-york-story

Greenbelt’s James McKinney

https://www.greenbeltnewsreview.com/news-stories/greenbelts-james-mckinney-musician-composer-and-more/

Computer music

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

Best Music notation software

https://www.toptenreviews.com/best-music-notation-software
Anguilla Music Academy

https://theamacenter.org/

AMA video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF5yxCtymw4

Allison Grey interview

Allison Grey

https://www.allisongrey.net/about-me

Plenty website

https://www.plenty.ag/

Plenty indoor vertical farm

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/business/compton-vertical-farm-plenty-trnd/index.html

Vertical farming

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

Vertical Farming in Urban populations

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-trp-001&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=trp&p=vertical+farms&type=Y149_F163_202167_081020#id=3&vid=a0d96d2cf108752d8b38d291521ddce4&action=click

Most amazing vertical farms

https://endalldisease.com/10-amazing-vertical-farms-around-the-world/

Quantum Computing Gateways

Logic gates

https://www.onholdmktg.com/voice-music-studio.php

Types of logic gates

https://www.edrawmax.com/logic-gate/

How do logic gates work?

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

Logic Gate facts for kids

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Logic_gate

Logic Gates video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdd90gXRWeY

Logic gate worksheets

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:logic%20gates

Logic gate projects

http://www.projectsforschool.com/product/and-or-logic-gate/

Booleans

https://www.codingkids.com.au/coding-tips/booleans/

Boolean logic

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zqp9kqt/revision/1

Geocaching on Mars

Calibration Target on NASA Website

https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25434/sherlocs-calibration-target-aboard-the-perseverance-mars-rover/

Calibration Target on Mars IRL

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/raw-images/SIF_0026_0669253508_232EBY_N0030792SRLC07003_0000LUJ

Geocoin Trackable

https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/25657/sherloc-geocoin-artwork/

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Markings

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/spacecraft/rover/markings/

Interview with Francis McCubbin

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2021/02/geocaching-on-mars-an-interview-with-nasas-dr-francis-mccubbin/

Perseverance Trackable on Geocaching.com

https://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=221bbaker

International Space Station Geocache on Geocaching.com

https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1BE91_international-space-station

Geocaching and Perseverance/Space Timeline

https://www.geocaching.com/promos/perseverance

The Detective Aboard NASA’s Perseverance Rover

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/the-detective-aboard-nasas-perseverance-rover

Manipulate Photos in Python

turning photos into black/white/sepia using Pillow

https://www.blog.pythonlibrary.org/2017/10/11/convert-a-photo-to-black-and-white-in-python/

Intro to Python Pillow

https://kalebujordan.com/a-brief-introduction-to-python-pillow/

Animated gifs tutorial in Pillow

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/create-and-save-animated-gif-with-python-pillow/

The official documentation on Pillow

https://pillow.readthedocs.io/en/stable/handbook/index.html

Pillow tutorial

https://zetcode.com/python/pillow/

Working with Python Pillow video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-0pHqFOBo

Fracturing Fairy Tales

Fracturing Fairy Tales Project Page

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/504911562

Scratch Activity Guides

https://scratch.mit.edu/ideas

11 Fractured Fairy Tales

https://www.readbrightly.com/11-fractured-fairy-tales-young-readers/

Fractured Fairy Tales Teaching Tool

www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/fractured-fairy-tales-a-30186.html

Fractured Fairy Tale Animations in Scratch (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgVTY73gW44

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Charles-Babbage

Analytical engine

https://www.britannica.com/technology/Analytical-Engine

Difference engine

https://www.britannica.com/technology/Difference-Engine

Pilot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_(locomotive)

Cowcatcher images

https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/cowcatcher?phrase=cowcatcher&sort=mostpopular

Cars and Cowcatchers (Animated video for young kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byPpx8cGtlU

Charles Babbage

https://www.famousscientists.org/charles-babbage/

Charles Babbage’s inventions

https://interestingengineering.com/charles-babbages-inventions-revolutionized-computing-and-the-world

Charles Babbage facts and worksheets

https://kidskonnect.com/people/charles-babbage/

Bat Backpacks

Bats social distancing

https://www.popsci.com/story/science/bats-social-distancing/

Fitbit for an elephant

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-make-a-fitbit-for-an-elephant/” target=”_blank”>https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-make-a-fitbit-for-an-elephant/

Wildlife tracking

https://defenders.org/blog/2020/07/wildlife-tracking-thats-totally-out-of-world

Tracking wildlife

https://nhpbs.org/wild/tracking.asp

Monitoring and Tracking technology

https://wildlifeact.com/about-wildlife-act/monitoring-tracking-technology/

What is animal tracking?

https://www.movebank.org/cms/movebank-content/what-is-animal-tracking

Traditional vs. electronic tracking

https://www.nathab.com/blog/traditional-tracking-vs-electronic-surveillance-has-wildlife-research-become-too-high-tech/

Tracking – real time monitoring

https://www.savetheelephants.org/project/tracking-real-time-monitoring-app/

Scientists track and save wildlife

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/science/space-station-wildlife.html

Tracking bats on the wing

https://www.batcon.org/article/tracking-bats-on-the-wing/

Secret life of desert bats

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190816101004.htm

Hard Drives

Etymology of digital storage

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/335105/etymology-of-the-use-of-drive-to-refer-to-a-digital-storage-medium#:~:text=In%20essence%2C%20the%20capstan%20would,into%20use%20in%20the%2060s

What’s a floppy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9juPRLA6lGg

Hard Disk

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Hard_disk

How do hard drives work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wteUW2sL7bc

Data storage timeline

https://www.frontierinternet.com/gateway/data-storage-timeline/

Types of hard drives

https://ttrdatarecovery.com/types-of-hard-drives-user-guide/

floppy disk history

https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/articles/floppy-disk-history-the-evolution-of-personal-computing-1804.html

How floppy disk drives work

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

Floppy disk facts for kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Floppy_disk

Magnetic tape facts for kids

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Magnetic_tape

Picture History of Data Storage

https://www.pingdom.com/blog/the-history-of-computer-data-storage-in-pictures/

Internet Over Radio

global system for email over amateur radio

https://www.winlink.org

A very retro website on packet radio

http://www.aprs.org

What is ham radio?

http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio

Etymology of ham radio

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

What is ham radio and how does it work?

https://www.youngwonks.com/blog/What-is-Ham-Radio-and-How-Does-It-Work?gclid=CjwKCAjw-e2EBhAhEiwAJI5jg_1Hu7Mfq_PunAE6oau1Aq46jtwmtJmdvAyOhvhn6OcohBzMbOUEgBoCPhQQAvD_BwE

Discover amateur radio

http://hamradio.world/

Amateur radio for kids

https://kids.kiddle.co/Amateur_radio

Amateur radio FAQ for parents

https://nescitech.org/amateur-radio-faq-for-parents/

How the Madey brothers made history

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/clark/sections/community-life/articles/two-kids-a-ham-radio-and-the-world-at-their-fingertips-how-the-madey-brothers-made-history-in-clark

Beginner’s Guide to Ham radio

https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/beginners-guide-ham-radio-make/

Why do we call a ham radio operator an Elmer?

https://www.onallbands.com/word-of-the-day-elmer-why-do-we-call-a-ham-radio-mentor-elmer/

Inspiration for the term Elmer

https://www.laselki.net/vb/showthread.php?p=57055

Amateur radio license

http://www.arrl.org/getting-licensed

Code a Smiley Face

CodeGuppy Website

https://codeguppy.com

CodeGuppy Code Editor Workspace

https://codeguppy.com/code.html

JavaScript Language Specification

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Language_Resources

Hexadecimal Color Names

https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_names.asp”

What are Hexadecimal Colors?

https://www.mathsisfun.com/hexadecimal-decimal-colors.html

Hexadecimal Color Picker

https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp

CodeGuppy Draw with Code Projects

https://codeguppy.com/site/download/draw_with_code.pdf

Also In The June 2021 Issue

Geocaching is a fun activity here on Earth. Now you can geocache on Mars. And the International Space Station.

He has performed for three US Presidents and with his business partner Scott Jacoby has helped build recording studios in Anguilla.

Use CodeGuppy to write, learn from, and improve your coding with this simple exercise!

Computing can help teach problem solving skills. Here's one way to help students and your kids to become critical thinkers.

New project alert! This time we are building transistors, a critical piece of any modern electronic device!

Exploring another weird tech term! This time we are looking at hard disk drives!

Check out our interview with Allison Grey, a mechanical engineer at vertical farming company in California!

What do cow catchers, an angry government and an early version of a modern computer have in common?

Learn how to edit your photos in fun and weird ways with Python!

In the time before WIFI there was Amateur Radio. Get your call signs ready!

Ever wonder how your computer processor works? And how that might impact quantum computing hardware?

While we all obviously love sheep, today we are talking about a different type of TEG.

Links from the bottom of all the June 2021 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for June 2021.