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Video: Processing is a programming language that allows people to make visual art (amongst other things) using programming and recently it released a version that works on the Raspberry Pi. Adafruit put together a guide for getting it on the Pi and working with their touch screen.
Programming is a valuable skill for kids of all ages to pick up, and when they learn by playing with their favourite characters and games it’s even more fun. Code.org has two new tutorials that will appeal to many kids based on Minecraft and Star Wars.
Part of the appeal of the Raspberry Pi is how easy it is to get kids into coding. Case in point, Geek Gurl Diaries shows you how to build an interactive pixel pet that senses when you shake it using a Raspberry Pi and a few lines of Python.
Many mobile apps are so simple you might be tricked into thinking they took almost no time or effort to create. This infographic, outlining the mobile app development process, however, tells us that there’s a lot more to it.
I was terrible at mathematics in my adolescence. I hated it. I dropped it as a subject going into Year 10, though that’s not super important, as I eventually dropped myself from the entire curriculum before that HSC. At the time, I had no idea I’d eventually become a games developer, or the lasting effect my disregard for algebra and trigonometry would have.