Chocolate Flying Machines

Chocolate Flying Machines

Toblerones are a very Christmassy thing, and I got a drone last week. The Tello drone is controllable from Scratch… and Makey Makey. I’ve been...

Countdown 2019

Countdown 2019

Quick post about numbers. Back in 2017, @aap03102 asked me if I could write a program to insert basic operators into a string of numbers, e.g. 1 + 2 –...

Makey Makey Featured Guide: Walk-on Maze

Makey Makey Featured Guide: Walk-on Maze

I’ve always felt interactive programmable floor mazes were just too… static. So why not make one you can take with you?! Actually, I just...

Maths Week: Binary Game (update)

Maths Week: Binary Game (update)

Video and full instructions for the Makey Makey binary game.

Maths week: Makey Makey binary game

Maths week: Makey Makey binary game

Who hasn’t wanted a Makey Makey binary number dance mat? This is a post for Maths Week Scotland 2018.

Giant micro:bit

Giant micro:bit

Inspired by the recent giant Makey Makey (I want one of those too!) I said I’d love a giant micro:bit I could demo from the front of the class....

Video: Makey Makey slide mover

Video: Makey Makey slide mover

Ever been frustrated when your slide clicker runs out of batteries? Me too! My Code Club kids, and Pi-Wire pal Chris, have a ‘practical’ solution:...

2018 Update

2018 Update

This hasn’t been updated in ages, but… As of July 2018, I’m a secondary computing science teacher (“probationer” in Scotland,...

HCI 2013 publication – cognitive models

HCI 2013 publication – cognitive models

I have a paper coming up at BCS HCI 2013 (September 11-13th, London), “Predictive Modelling for HCI Problems in Novice Program Editors” (Fraser...

How to draw pi…

How to draw pi…

I’m possibly the least mathematically-minded programmer I know, but a maths-teacher friend recently prompted me to throw together an app we’ve...