Learning Scratch & the Raspberry Pi
Scratch is the world-leading visual programming language, created by the boffins at MIT. It's designed to help kids of all ages learn about computer science within minutes. We think it's rather cool, and it's been a core part of Raspberry Pi's software offering since day one for very obvious reasons.
We've been working for a while now to dedicate a new Essentials book to it, and we're ultra-chuffed to let you know that it's out now!
Kinect to Coordinate Mapping with help from Vitruvius
The one and only Vangos Pterneas is back (I'm telling you, he makes this job easy for me ;) with a new project, one that I see asked about all the time... Coordinate Mapping
Robot Kit, Raspberry PI 2 and Windows 10 IoT Core
The team at Xpirit have been publishing a magazine, one that if you're here I bet you'll like. Check it out at XPIRIT MAGAZINE #2
In this edition, Marco Mansi, wrote a great 7 page article, one that's perfect for our Hardware Friday project...
Pretty Up your Code Comments with Better Comments
Comments, love them or hate them, there's a place for them. What if you could pretty them up? Make different comments unique, actually put them to work!
Today's Visual Studio Extension Monday project comes from to us from Omar Rwemi, who's done just that...
Getting started with Cinder for Windows Store Apps
Rick Barraza will present a high level overview of the state of creative coding on Windows Store apps and then walk through setting up and working with the Cinder library in Visual Studio for creating amazing computational art.
MissionControl - A Flexible API for Remote Device Control
In a race to optimize everything, developers often go to extremes to build software that performs routine tasks. MissionControl is a system that allows users to program a control center that stores interfaces with attached hardware sensors, allowing the users to control any other devices that can be activated via the underlying protocol. For demo purposes, the MissionControl build at this point is compatible with the Phidgets IR hybrid sensor.