Christmas Games with Scratch and a Makey Makey

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Cookie Dash screenshot

My kids participated in an “Hour of Code” exercise in their classrooms this year. If you’ve not heard of it, each year during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11 in 2016), schools all over the world host one-hour coding events to introduce students to computer science. They’ve made a Flappy Bird clone using¬†Scratch for the past two years at my … Read More

A Fun Weekend with Pseudo-Virtual Reality

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Go4D Cardboard Viewer

We’ve had our eyes on virtual reality in the home for about 18 months now. From Kickstarter, to toying with the idea of the Oculus Rift, to getting excited about PlayStation’s entry recently. But VR didn’t quite make the cut for our Christmas wish lists this year, so the kids and I decided to dust off our Google Cardboard headsets … Read More

Retro-gaming on the Raspberry Pi

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SNES Mike Tyson Punchout

We are a gaming family. Board games, card games, video games — we spend a lot of our free time playing in one form or another. We have various iterations of several different modern consoles attached to TVs throughout our house, but sadly, all of my older games remain boxed. So for this painfully simple Raspberry Pi project, I wanted … Read More