I've been a big fan of the Raspberry Pi Zero since it came out. What's not to like about a $5 computer? And lest you think otherwise, it's a legit computer. It can surf the internet, edit documents, and run all kinds of gadgety sorts of things in your household. And [...]
I believe it was Hall Davidson who first showed me how to create a hologram projector using a cell phone. We did it at a DEN team retreat and the wow factory was incredible. It really did seem like magic. I recently revisited the project because I was talking about holograms at [...]
Today I took some time to explore Mover Kit, a Kickstarter put out by Tech Will Save Us. It contains a small circular pendant of sorts that has an accelerometer, compass and a series of LED's. It can be attached easily to the included slap bracelet, lanyard and velcro strap, or wherever you like! [...]
I like Incredibox. A lot. Because it's fun. How much fun? Just watch and see.
Today I took a look at the CodeWise card game from Prowise, a deck of cards that can be used to teach early elementary students the basics of coding. I was introduced to it by Pauline Maas, the author of the game as well as several books on coding and programming. CodeWise is basically a [...]
Today I hosted a small review of the Micro:bit, a small programmable device that the BBC has committed to providing to every 11 and 12 year old in the UK. The basic model costs only $10 and considering what you can do with it, it's a real bargain. The board itself has two buttons, [...]
Today I put together a brief demo of SolveMe Mobiles, a math app that teaches kids the basics of balancing formulae through what appears to be a mobile (not the cell phone kind, the type that twirls above a crib). You know I'm always a big fan of sites that are so simple [...]