October 2017 Learn More Links
Image by mrhyata on Flickr
Science Museum’s Investigation of Pigpen Cipher
The Elian Script – An artistic code derived from the pigpen cipher
Pigpen Cipher – Wikipedia
Thirsty Plants Love micro:bit!
This Project on Github
Makes (Lego) Sense to Me!
LEGO Mindstorms EV3
Accelerometer vs. Gyroscope: What’s the Difference?
Robotsquare EV3 Robots
Our Favorite MINDSTORMS EV3 Projects With Instructions
A project that expands on EV3 programming by allowing it to boot a Linux-based operating system able to use much broader programming languages and devices
Tesla Ultrasonic Patent
The Minecraft Tool Box
Minecraft Official Wiki’s Article on Tools
More Information on Torches
Survival House Ideas
Web Design for Kids
Web Coding Resources
CSS Position Property
Create Turtles with Python
More about comments
Activities with Python and Turtle
The Uncanny Valley
Robots: Is the uncanny valley real?
How video games could be flattening the uncanny valley
10 Creepy Examples of the Uncanny Valley
The Uncanny Valley and Character Design
The Psychology of the Uncanny Valley
Early origins for uncanny valley
Planet Lab Stories
Create a Secure Password
XKCD Comic about good passwords
Articles about creating good passwords
How to Choose a Password (Computerphile)
Piet: A Language of Colors
My Piet interpreters
Online Piet interpreter
Piet programming tutorial
Piet Mondrian abstract paintings
An online directory of colors by hex code
Charred Cats Game
My Scratch page
Some websites that describe how projectile motion works
Naming Conventions (Programming)
What is the point of the lower camel case variable casing convention (thisVariable, for example)?
Tall Man Lettering
React Mobile Apps
Simple randomly generated puzzle game
Small example showing of SVG with React Native
OpenGL in React Native
A cute user report of how/when to use React Native for games
React Native homepage
repl.it React Native tutorial
Flappy Bird Clone with Expo
Game engine for React
An Electrifying (Thread) Idea!
Want to learn more about adding LEDs to your projects using conductive thread? Check out this fun project by Adafruit!
Kitronik E-Textiles and Wearables Tutorials and Resources
LilyPad Bascs: E-Sewing
atxdiy Tutorial: Sewing a Simple Circuit (Light Bracelet)
Also In The October 2017 Issue
Building and creating your tools with the Minecraft toolbox helps you survive the game.
Sensors give robots the senses humans have.
30+ ideas for all age holiday gifts, from books to apps to board games to VR and more.
There might be a reason that too-real robot and video game character creeps you out.
You computer mouse cursor finally gets a cat to chase it.
Create turtles with Python, the programming language.
This programming language uses colors instead of text and punctuation to add and perform other tasks.
Use micro:bit to water your plants!
Knowing how passwords are cracked can help you create better passwords.
Studying satellite photographs shows a lot about what happens in the world.
There are a number of strategies teachers (plus parents and students) can take to learn programming.
Pigpen ciphers uses alien-like symbols to hide secret messages.
This project uses conductive thread to create a glove to activates your phone.
The repl.it website and React are one way to create mobile apps.
Software programming does neat things with language, in this case, mixing capital letters.
This Scratch game has lots of ways you can customize the game play. No cats were harmed in the making of this article either.
Links from the bottom of all the October 2017 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2017.