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Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

Hacking with the Raspberry Pi

I’ve had a Raspberry Pi now for almost 2 years, and in all honesty, I haven’t really done much with it. I bought the Pi because it was advertised as helping people (ok, children, but who cares) learn how to code, but when I first […]

Review of the WordPress for Beginners Course at MadLab

Review of the WordPress for Beginners Course at MadLab

Last week I attended the WordPress for Beginners¬†course at MadLab. The course is taught by none other than the co-founder himself, Mike Little! I think it’s pretty obvious from this that you’re unlikely to find a better tutor, but none the less I went into […]

Getting Started with the CodeBug

Getting Started with the CodeBug

Last week my CodeBug with electronics and wearables kit Kickstarter finally arrived! After my failed attempt at getting into electronics using the Arduino, I thought that maybe the CodeBug, with programming based in Blockly, would allow me to pick up basic concepts without having to […]

Make a ‘Flappy Bird’ style game with Scratch

Make a ‘Flappy Bird’ style game with Scratch

As part of my job, we sometimes create and implement workshops for children or disadvantaged adults in the Greater Manchester Area. This Summer I’ve been tasked with creating a workshop to engage children with code. Today I have created a simple ‘Flappy Bird’ style Scratch […]

Codecademy: Learn to code – is it any good?

Codecademy: Learn to code – is it any good?

I have been learning how to code since May¬†2014. It has been more of a hobby for me than anything else, so I tend to dip in and out of it, rather make it a priority. I have however, really enjoyed what I have learnt […]

The Basics of using Command Line

The Basics of using Command Line

When learning to code, one of the big things I always get stuck with is using the command line, so I have created this handy command line cheat sheet for beginners.

My Christmas Python Project 2 – How to learn Python using Minecraft Pi

My Christmas Python Project 2 – How to learn Python using Minecraft Pi

My second python project I absolutely love, working through Python Programming with Minecraft Pi was super fun, and combining it with Codecademy Pythin chapters was great for consolidating the skills I had learnt.

My Christmas Python Project 1 – Minecraft Pi Projects from Stuff About Code

My Christmas Python Project 1 – Minecraft Pi Projects from Stuff About Code

For my first python project I tried out Minecraft Pi, and I really liked the Hide and Seek game, although I didn’t feel like I was learning, so much as copying code.

Starter Python Projects for the Raspberry Pi & Arduino

Starter Python Projects for the Raspberry Pi & Arduino

This Christmas I decided to go on the hunt for some Python projects to try out with my Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and here are the projects I found.

CodeUp Manchester – Helping adults who want to learn how to code

CodeUp Manchester – Helping adults who want to learn how to code

CodeUp Manchester is essentially a Code Club for adults, where once a month, anyone wanting to learn how to code can come and get advise and support.

Programming for Everyone – A free online Coursera course for learning Python

Programming for Everyone – A free online Coursera course for learning Python

Programming for Everyone is a free online course to help you learn how to code in Python, and with the amazing Dr Chuck at the helm, you’ll be taught all you need to know!

Coding Languages – Which one should I learn?

Coding Languages – Which one should I learn?

Looking to pick up a new skill? Coding is a great skill to learn, but one of the hardest things can be choosing which language to start with, and this guide will hopefully help you choose!



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