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mBlock Scratch like Coding for Arduino

I have tried out mBlock over the past two days. This will be a nice way for my Robotics kids to start looking at using the arduino. mBlock, based on Scratch, provides a block based interface to coding the arduino. It has two different modes. While tethered via usb you can experiment with the blocks starting and stopping any action […]

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Playing With the Duo

Have finally started looking at running our Hummingbird boards in Arduino mode using text and Ardublock to create the code. Pretty obvious this will extend what can be done with the kit. With Scratch you create then run the code to manipulate the input and output devices. In Arduino mode you code in text or with […]

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I am placing all of my class content into an iBook creates with iBook author. One tool I use is dropittome. This allows me to send a file via an upload form to my gDrive or Dropbox account. I can add this feature to an iBook via a Hype created iFrame embed of the dropittome website. […]

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Fun Times Ahead

Next year in my Coding and Robotics class in addition to using Scratch and the Hummingbird Robotics kits I plan on creating a number of exploration centres. So I will create programming activities using Tickle and iPads that will control our Ollie, Parrot Mini Drone and Spheros. Another centre, will use some of the ideas provided by LittleBits and create […]

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Working With Safari

I was reading a post about different extensions you could use to clean up text on a web site. The post went on to describe one of the features of the tool was that you could combine the different pages as a pdf and read them. The extension mentioned could be added to Safari. However, this […]

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