Python is a clean, readable programming language which is commonly used within education. It is becoming an important element within the Computing and ICT curriculum across the UK. It is easy to learn, but can be used by both novice and experienced programmers, and it’s also very relevant to coding languages used in industry.
OpenCV is a large open source C++ library for image processing and computer vision. It has hundreds of built-in functions and algorithms that can be used to perform real-time image processing. As OpenCV has so many built in functions, it makes developing your own computer vision applications easy and you will become more and more confident using it. This workshop … Read More
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software, and there are many interesting questions around this topic. Can you program a computer to think? This workshop uses a selection of online tools such as chatbots to analyse these questions and to give students an understanding of Artificial Intelligence. Are computers intelligent or not? Looking at online tools … Read More
Arduino is a small circuit board which allows you to make a computer that can sense and control the physical environment. You can learn about electronics by building your own circuits, and you can program your Arduino to become anything, from a mobile phone to a Geiger counter! Technocamps have developed a wearable computing workshop, where pupils can use an … Read More
Get to grips with Blockly – a block-based programming language from Google. Blockly is a block-based visual programming language developed by Google. This pack gives you an introduction to the challenges Google has made for learning Blockly. What you’ll need: – Access to the Blockly website: https://developers.google.com/blockly
Learn all about Assembly Language and how to write programs using the Little Man Computer Simulator! Little Man Computer (LMC) is a simulator that mimics von Neumann architecture. This pack is worth 20 points plus what you earn in the quiz. What you’ll need: – Computer access – Access to peterhigginson.co.uk/lmc
Why use a pen and paper to make Pigpen ciphers when you can use a micro:bit? This activity pack introduces the Pigpen Cipher and how to encrypt and decrypt with it. It will also show you how to use a micro:bit in this process: – Displaying the Symbols – micro:bit Radio Signals What you’ll need: – Access to microbit.org This … Read More
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