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Learning on the Digital Frontier on Flipboard

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By birv2 | Musings and resources from a middle school computer science teacher.
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For those interested, I'm moving my curation channel over to Flipboard, for a variety of reasons.
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IoT Minecraft Castle: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

IoT Minecraft Castle: 7 Steps (with Pictures) | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
The IoT is a really interesting world to discover and using some friendly tools like minecraft and node-RED can be a great approach
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How to Make a Minecraft Server: Step-by-Step Guide

How to Make a Minecraft Server: Step-by-Step Guide | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Minecraft has turned out to be a standout amongst the most-cherished and famous computer games on the planet, providing useful tools to learn coding skills and even an open platform which can be adjusted and extended by devs. In this article, we will walk you through step-by-step, how to make a Minecraft server!
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Gamevice (Minecraft Bundle)

Gamevice (Minecraft Bundle) | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
While Gamevice has been around for a bit, their new Minecraft Bundled launched the other month to give mobile gamers the best experience possible, with a solid game to go along with it. They were kind enough to send one my way to test out, and I'm happy to say the controller is a great add-on that makes mobile gaming much easier.
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How To Create Temperature Gauge Using Micro - Bit

How To Create Temperature Gauge Using Micro - Bit | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
In this article, I am going to write about how we can create a simple temperature gauge
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Raspberry Pi-powered boom sensor: Detect earthquakes, H-bombs, SpaceX launches

Raspberry Pi-powered boom sensor: Detect earthquakes, H-bombs, SpaceX launches | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
A Raspberry Pi-powered sensor can help you detect inaudible sounds from your surrounding area.
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Minecraft sonnets: How the worlds of poetry and gaming are coming together

Minecraft sonnets: How the worlds of poetry and gaming are coming together | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Great things happen when game developers and poets collaborate
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Guest post via @tr_bo: Minecraft EDU Update

Guest post via @tr_bo: Minecraft EDU Update | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Update: I’ve watched districts all across the country struggle with how to use this new platform due to technical constraints requiring WIN10 and/or MACOSX means all of us with Chromebooks have to wait. It’s fall of 2017 and we’re still waiting.  I am 100% ready to go go speedracer once they make it Chrome agnostic…
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Use Wolfram Mathematica on Raspberry Pi

Use Wolfram Mathematica on Raspberry Pi | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Many professionals who work with numbers pay hundreds of pounds to purchase Mathematica. It’s an extremely powerful mathematics and data processing program. Normally it costs hundreds of pounds to buy a licence, but Mathematica is free on the Raspberry Pi. Back in issue 67 we looked at Wolfram Language. This programming syntax can be used …
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14 Most Helpful Raspberry Pi Tutorials

The Raspberry Pi is a fantastic single-board computer, and its power and capabilities are often underestimated. In this blog, we will look at a number of helpful Raspberry Pi tutorials that can help you fully utilize the Pi!
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Keras and deep learning on the Raspberry Pi

Keras and deep learning on the Raspberry Pi | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
In this guide you'll learn how to perform real-time deep learning on the Raspberry Pi using Keras, Python, and TensorFlow.
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BBC micro:bit GO – Inter-tech Education

BBC micro:bit GO – Inter-tech Education | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
The BBC micro-bit was designed by a non-profit organisation, with the idea of enabling children around the world to get interactive with technology. In simplest terms, it is basically a mini computer about 4cm by 5cm which can be powered by either a USB or an external battery pack. Here is a short video introduction: For those of you who are more technical, it has the following features: – 25 […]
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Old habits die hard, I guess...: Minecraft & SAMR

Old habits die hard, I guess...: Minecraft & SAMR | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Note to myself: This is the same blog post as in my other blog , I just want to have my educational journey at the same place. Basis:
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Why Kids Should Learn Computer Programming (And 5 Quick Tips to Help Them Get Started)

Why Kids Should Learn Computer Programming (And 5 Quick Tips to Help Them Get Started) | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
In this blog we outline some of the most important reasons why kids should learn computer programming and provide 5 quick tips to help them get started.
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Code a Game Like Minecraft In Unity - 01 - The First Voxel

NOTE: I have NO idea what happened around the 6:30 minute mark with the epilepsy-inducing flashing red screen. Sorry about that :-/ This is my first attemp
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Neopixel Light Up Dragon Eggs

Neopixel Light Up Dragon Eggs | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Make these light up dragon eggs as a Spring project to celebrate that Winter is over. Summer is coming so prepare for more projects later on.The magic of a
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470 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in April

Six years ago, universities like MIT and Stanford first opened up free online courses to the public. Today, more than 800 schools around the world have created thousands of free online courses. I’ve…
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CircuitPython Essentials | CircuitPython Essentials | Adafruit Learning System

You've gone through the Welcome to CircuitPython guide. You've already gotten everything setup, and you've gotten CircuitPython running. Great! Now what? CircuitPython Essentials! There are a number of core modules built into CircuitPython and commonly used libraries available.
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Make: Live – Circuit Playground PZ-1 DJ Controller

Make: Live – Circuit Playground PZ-1 DJ Controller | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Make: Live – Circuit Playground PZ-1 DJ Controller on IMAGICLAY.COM | One of the best features of the Circuit Playground are the capacitive touch sensors -they let you use just about anything to be a controller for anything else. So today we’re going to turn a pizza box into a DJ controller. Get all…
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Codeate with Minecraft Coding Projects

Codeate with Minecraft Coding Projects | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Logical thinking and computer science skills expand to a whole new level when you are doing Minecraft coding. Learn more about it in this blog.
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Teaching Coding to Kids Using Raspberry Pi 3 and Scratch

Teaching Coding to Kids Using Raspberry Pi 3 and Scratch | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Introduce students to coding with Raspberry Pi 3 and Scratch for an easy and inexpensive option that will leave kids excited about what they are learning.
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Raspberry Pi Distance Sensor: How to setup the HC-SR04

Raspberry Pi Distance Sensor: How to setup the HC-SR04 | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
In this Raspberry Pi distance sensor tutorial, we will be utilizing the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor with our Raspberry Pi. This guide will go through showing you how to wire up the sensor with the Raspberry Pi as well as exploring how we can utilize the sensor also to read distance.
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Commodore 64 Raspberry Pi Case (with working power LED) - C64

Commodore 64 Raspberry Pi Case (with working power LED) - C64 | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
This Commodore 64 Raspberry Pi case is in the style of the classic Commodore C64.  The 8-bit C64 was released in 1982 and is Commodores most successful computer ever, holding the Guinness World Record for most units sold of a single computer with estimates as high as 17 million units sold. The case features a fully wor
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Circuit Playground Pendant #CircuitPlayground #WearableWednesday « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!

From caitlinssuperdad on Youtube: Custom skins/faceplates. Blinky bling powered by Adafruit Circuit Playground. See more on YouTube and Instructables Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at A…
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From Unicorns To Robots: Further Coding Adventures Of A Nine Year Old Girl

From Unicorns To Robots: Further Coding Adventures Of A Nine Year Old Girl | Learning on the Digital Frontier | Scoop.it
Matt Davies's nine-year-old daughter continues her journey to learn how to code
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