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June 2021 Learn More Links

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

How to Solder LEDs

Astable multivibrator or oscillator


How do transistors work?

Types of transistors

Uses of transistors

Applications of transistors in daily life

How to use a breadboard

William Shockley

John Bardeen

Walter Brattain

Solving tiny problems

Problem solving with teenagers

Problem Solving

Problem Solving activities for pre-schoolers


Create Scratch Backgrounds

Piskel App

Creating animations with Pixel Art

Create a pixel art gif with Piskel

Uploading animated character to scratch

Teach kids Pixel art animation

Be a Battery

Body heat battery

Wearable thermoelectric generator


Thermoelectric generator

Seebeck effect

Seebeck effect video

Images for teg sheep

Self-powered wearable tech

Nontoxic thermoelectric generator

Wearable tech video

wearable thermoelectric generators

Device turns body into human battery

Thermoelectric generator

Music and Computing

Scott Jacoby’s New York Story

Greenbelt’s James McKinney

Computer music

Best Music notation software
Anguilla Music Academy

AMA video

Allison Grey interview

Allison Grey

Plenty website

Plenty indoor vertical farm

Vertical farming

Vertical Farming in Urban populations

Most amazing vertical farms

Quantum Computing Gateways

Logic gates

Types of logic gates

How do logic gates work?

Logic Gate facts for kids

Logic Gates video

Logic gate worksheets

Logic gate projects


Boolean logic

Geocaching on Mars

Calibration Target on NASA Website

Calibration Target on Mars IRL

Geocoin Trackable

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Markings

Interview with Francis McCubbin

Perseverance Trackable on

International Space Station Geocache on

Geocaching and Perseverance/Space Timeline

The Detective Aboard NASA’s Perseverance Rover

Manipulate Photos in Python

turning photos into black/white/sepia using Pillow

Intro to Python Pillow

Animated gifs tutorial in Pillow

The official documentation on Pillow

Pillow tutorial

Working with Python Pillow video

Fracturing Fairy Tales

Fracturing Fairy Tales Project Page

Scratch Activity Guides

11 Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales Teaching Tool

Fractured Fairy Tale Animations in Scratch (video)

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Analytical engine

Difference engine


Cowcatcher images

Cars and Cowcatchers (Animated video for young kids)

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage’s inventions

Charles Babbage facts and worksheets

Bat Backpacks

Bats social distancing

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Wildlife tracking

Tracking wildlife

Monitoring and Tracking technology

What is animal tracking?

Traditional vs. electronic tracking

Tracking – real time monitoring

Scientists track and save wildlife

Tracking bats on the wing

Secret life of desert bats

Hard Drives

Etymology of digital storage,into%20use%20in%20the%2060s

What’s a floppy?

Hard Disk

How do hard drives work?

Data storage timeline

Types of hard drives

floppy disk history

How floppy disk drives work

Floppy disk facts for kids

Magnetic tape facts for kids

Picture History of Data Storage

Internet Over Radio

global system for email over amateur radio

A very retro website on packet radio

What is ham radio?

Etymology of ham radio

What is ham radio and how does it work?

Discover amateur radio

Amateur radio for kids

Amateur radio FAQ for parents

How the Madey brothers made history

Beginner’s Guide to Ham radio

Why do we call a ham radio operator an Elmer?

Inspiration for the term Elmer

Amateur radio license

Code a Smiley Face

CodeGuppy Website

CodeGuppy Code Editor Workspace

JavaScript Language Specification

Hexadecimal Color Names”

What are Hexadecimal Colors?

Hexadecimal Color Picker

CodeGuppy Draw with Code Projects

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.