Cool things to teach kids


A colleague asked for resources recently to help prepare for a presentation to school kids about neat things they can do with technology. Replies included the gems below from Coding4Fun:


        Hardware


·         DIY Dance, Dance Revolution machine


·         Home Automation (X10) and .NET


·         Programming LCD Display to display music


·         Programming GPS Devices


·         Programming USB Hardware


·         Programming Web Cams


·         Programming Motion Detection in Web Cams


·         Programming Web Cams to send pictures to your Live Spaces Account (Photo Booth)


·         Programming an IM client to do Home Automation using Skype


 Web


·         Programming Flickr


·         Programming Google


·         Programming Amazon


·         Programming eBay


Games


·         Windows Forms old school arcade games like  Tiny Tennis , Space Blitz  and  Crusaders (includes videos)


·         Mobile Games like Pac Man on a Smartphone


·         3D managed DirectX games like Rocket Commander (RC includes videos) and Tank Wars


·         KPL Games including Pong, Asteroids, and Missile Command


·         WPF Puzzle Games including Sudoku and FreeCell


AnFinally - there is a very cool demo here on youtube of the brilliant physics illustrator.


 


 

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