Python, the programming language, is an open source language that is easily teachable and is run all over the place. LucasFlim (yes, the Star Wars LucasFilms) runs Python, Honeywell runs Python, and a host of other companies run Python as well. Python is also a gateway language- once you get the basics of Python down, […]
One of the things that I adore about Raspberry Pis is that they are so versatile. You can use them to teach tweens and teens about programming and coding, you can use them to teach the basics of computers, and you can use them to teach hardware programming. It completely blows their mind that […]
There are a ton of different programming languages that you can teach with Raspberry Pis, but it’s preloaded with Python, C, C++, Java, Scratch, and Ruby. The recommended way to go, according to the Pi makers, is Python. No, not the snake. I promise. Considered a “high level” programming language (meaning that it will […]
In today’s world, there is a lot of emphasis on computer and programming skills, which is wonderful, and yet there is less focus on practical skills. We live in a society that is very focused in the now- when socks have holes, throw them away and buy more; there aren’t checkbooks anymore- balances are available online […]
If you investigate the exciting world of hand-held computer coding, you’ll find that there are two major options out there: the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. So how do you know which one to choose? Take a good look at what you want to do with your library, your space, and your programs.