STEAM Resources: mBots

Using an mBot is a fun way to learn how to code, using an ipad or android tablet. Simply drag and drop your code to create and see your mBot come to life. Start with easy tasks and work your way up to more advanced codes. Basic coding knowledge would be good, but not needed…
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STEAM Resources: Drones

Makeblock Airblock Modular Programmable Drone Kit A 7-piece modular drone that can be turned into a hovercraft, car, spider and more! It is made of light but durable plastic foam so you can bump into walls without making dents. Control it from your Smartphone or iPad via Bluetooth using a freely available iOS or Android…
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STEAM Resources: Bloxels

It used to be that if you wanted to make a video game you would need to know lots of complicated code or own some expensive computer software. Well, thanks to Bloxels, you can build a simple game very quickly with a Tablet and a few coloured blocks (or Blox, presumably). The concept is very…
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STEAM Resources: Edison Robots

Edison is a small, car-shaped robot aimed at teaching coding and robotics to students from age 4 to 16.  It is designed to be LEGO-compatible, affordable, and can be programmed in a range of computer languages including Scratch and Python. Edisons are equipped with sensors for light, sound and infra-red, allowing it to react to…
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Learning with Lynda

Hi. I was happily compiling information about what Lynda.com is, how you can access it and why it is good but the information was coming out a little dry and impersonal and like I was trying to sell it (and i'm not) - and who would want to read that? (PS I have left the…
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Coding at the Library

Code Club sounds so cool, adults want to check it out. Sorry folks, this is a kids zone! Parents are bringing their enthusiastic coders to the library and trying to sneak in too! You can find many levels of coding offered at our different library branches. We cover the basics with Hopscotch and Scratch (ages…
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