Tag: programming

  • A computer game and a highland dance update

    A computer game and a highland dance update

    Daniel wrote a game in Javascript. It’s a re-creation of the snake game. You’re the snake and you move around the screen consuming fruit. Each time you eat a piece of fruit you get longer. If you touch the edge or yourself you die. Movement is via the keys W, A, S, D on your […]

  • Fake waiting

    There’s fake everything these days: fake news, fake meat, fake milk, fake designer clothing, fake art, and there’s even fake waiting. Fake waiting is when developers deliberately build a wait time into a program that serves no function other than to make the user wait. Apparently in some cases users prefer it. Waiting creates suspense […]

  • Elizabeth’s application form

    Elizabeth’s application form

    Elizabeth has applied to be on a Scratch game creator team at school. She completed the application form all by herself. We never even saw it until she’d filled it in and she’s done a terrific job for a 10-year-old. I’d hire her! Filling in forms is not easy to do but it’s an important […]

  • Build your own computer kit for kids

    Build your own computer kit for kids

    Elizabeth received a Kano computer kit for Christmas this year. It consists of a Raspberry Pi with all the other bits required to build your own computer and learn to code. She’s very interested in learning programming and I’m very happy to encourage this (although I keep trying to tell her there’s much more to […]

  • Code and wallpaper

    Daniel has been making some games on the code.org site. Here’s one of his games: https://studio.code.org/c/139419179 To win you need to capture one of the rebel fighters which will make some tauntauns appear. Then capture one tauntaun and three flying bird things (mynocks) will appear and you’ll need to capture all three of these. Avoid the […]