Arduino binary counting machine

I’ve been using the Arduino with my groups of Year 11 enthusiasts and we’ve been exploring together some of the tutorials and demo set ups, which is all reasonably exciting, but doesn’t really offer much of a progression. You wire up a circuit according to the diagrams, you download the code, you run it, itContinue reading “Arduino binary counting machine”

How do I program a microcontroller? Arduino!

It’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog post! In that time lots has happened: Computer Science was added to the EBacc, the EBacc certificate was scrapped, ICT was renamed to Computing and a draft spec was published which cheesed off a lot of people and #include finally got a new website.Continue reading “How do I program a microcontroller? Arduino!”

YRS 2012: Day One

Today I attended the first day of SAP Young Rewired State 2012 as a mentor at the Birmingham City University centre. I’m so glad I did – everything I once thought about the capabilities of school age kids has been completely blown out of the water, and it’s only the first day. If there hasContinue reading “YRS 2012: Day One”

How your class can make iPhone apps without Objective C

I realised that my noughts and crosses jQuery implementation has a hidden bonus feature! I wrote it so that it would look different on a desktop to on an iPhone, with a different stylesheet depending on the screen size of your device. This has the effect of making a simple website look and behave like aContinue reading “How your class can make iPhone apps without Objective C”

Appy new year!

I am very lucky that my school is doing an iPad trial to see whether this pretty desirable piece of kit is actually any good inside the classroom, instead of the (not usually very) trusty teachers laptop. After bowing and scraping and making lots of coffee in the techies office, I managed to get myContinue reading “Appy new year!”