Code club week 3

  Third Code Club session is Tomorrow 6/10/2018.   10 – 12 at Paignton Library and Information Centre.   Update 6/10/2018 Session went well,  flyers handed out so hopefully a few more for next time ( 20/10/2018 ).  Attendees are learning well and enjoying the sessions.   Lots of resources to teach specific skills which can be…

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Code Club – Week 2

  The Paignton Code club commences on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Paignton Library and Information Centre. We will be using Scratch 2.0 which is freely available but having an account may be helpful so you can store what you have created for the next club or work on at home.    I have printed Module…

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CodeClub Paignton – Update 2

  First code club session on the 15th September went well.  I am now looking forward to the next session.  I have printed out all the activities for Scratch : Module 1,   so can add these to the resources for code club. I should probably get a Trinket account ( https://trinket.io/ ) as this is used…

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People are waking up, finally.

  Given all the current media attention given to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. This demonstrates real anger at how our personal data is potentially (mis)used and how people are using this. The consequences are now proving costly to those involved. If you want to #deletefacebook,  then please consider joining the free, decentralized, privacy aware and…

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Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018

Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018   This month was the usual mix of robots, raspberry Pi, arduino, etc About 12 – 15 workstations were set up with a range of activities to choose from: Scratch ScratchGPIO Python PythonGPIO Minecraft hacking with the Minecraft API software as well We also had various robots based on a…

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Decentralized social media

  Further to a recently created page regarding the programming languages behind the various decentralized social media networks.  I was provided (via Diaspora discussion) with a far more comprehensive list on Wikipedia.  This list can be found  here.  This list also includes the language and licensing for each of the social media networks listed.

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January 2018 Tech Jam

January 2018 Tech Jam   The next tech jam is on Saturday 13th January 2018.  12:30 to 15:00 This month we have the usual physical computing activities set up We also have Shelley from Encounters Arts dropping in to do a workshop on the Chrysalis mobile hackspace being developed so a good chance to find…

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December 2017 Tech Jam Writeup

## December 2017 write up. This month was another successful tech jam, with lots going on. The Physical computing section was set up early with Pi’s, monitors etc, along with some extra monitors for use by visitors. This area has become pretty much self sufficient. This month,  we again had our switch setup, so each…

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Projects update June 21 2016

I seem to have been busy with a few things over the last few days.  Firstly as my Arduino clock has failed (basically the time needs re-setting ).  I decided to therefore use the breadboard for something else.  I also need the LCD display for another project. I found instructions for a HC-SR04 triggered alarm…

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