Category: Beginners

  • The Blockchain!

    We’ve all heard someone mention crypto mining or Bitcoin or blockchain, but really, what are they? We’ll explain cryptos and mining in different projects, but right now, we’re just explaining what the blockchain is. Why? This is one of the most important things, and the reason that the blockchain even exists is to keep cryptos […]

  • Improve Your Privacy

    Our privacy is one of the most important things, online & in real life. we can’t really say much about improving Privacy in real life, but digitally, we can help. This guide will show you how to do multiple things: Turn Cookies Off (psst… they’re actually just trackers) Switch your browser to DuckDuckGo DuckDuckGo is […]

  • Scratch – Catch The Apples

    This is the game we’re going to end up with: You need to open a new scratch project, You need to make these pieces of code as show below. Extensions: Choose your own sprites. Increase the points for edible fruit caught. Reduce the score for anything inedible (like falling spiders!) caught. Comment all of your code (sequence, selection, iteration)

  • How to make your internet faster – for free!

    This project is going to show you how to make your internet faster – completely for free! We’re going to do this by changing your DNS to a faster provider. This also make your internet more private, so it’s a win-win. What’s DNS? A DNS is a server that turns URLs (tec-kids.co.uk) into IP addresses […]

  • Parrot Shooting Game

    Creating the Parrot Sprite Delete the default sprite (cat figure) (Right-Click  Delete) Import the Parrot sprite (Choose new Sprite from file)            Decrease the size of the Parrot  Click on Shrink Sprite Click on the Parrot until correct size 2.  Getting the Parrot to move across the screen forever Go to the Scripts section of the Parrot Sprite Add the Script: when  clicked: Parrot to move forward 10 steps forever The parrot will now move to the right until it touches the edge of your screen 3.  Getting the Parrot to bounce back when touching the edge of the screen 1.  Add the if on edge, bounce motion script The parrot now flies in circles, how can we make the parrot move randomly around the screen: In number of steps it moves forward Different angles when touching the edge of the screen Use the Random Scripts […]

  • Shark Tank Game

    To begin open a new project on scratch. Shark Tank Game 1) Creating Mr Shark Right click on the Cat Sprite and delete the cat Add the Shark sprite Reduce the size of the shark 2) Moving the Shark up, down, forward, backward Now try to do the same for the Right Arrow key, does the Shark point in the right direction when you click the right arrow? 3) Make sure the Shark appears in the middle of the screen When the Green flag is clicked the Shark should appear in the middle of the screen pointing to theright. What is the right code??? Answer: 4) Make the Shark performing a biting motion Click on Import Add Shark 1‐a Change the Code to enable the shark to switchcostumes (see below) 5) Changing the Background Click on Stage Click on Backgrounds Import the Underwater background Delete the white background 6) Adding Fish Click on Choose new Sprite Add a Fish sprite (you choose) Make the Fish smaller 7) Make the fish move automatically from left to right Click on the Fish Sprite You should know how to make the fish move automatically and bounce off the edge Here is the code if you need help: How can we make sure the fish keeps swimming the right way up all the time? Tip: it is somewhere in the instruction 1! The shark can now easily catch the fish as the fish swims back and forth Instructions: I want the fish to swim from the left edge of the tank to the right The fish needs to start randomly at the left side of the tank When the fish hits the right edge of the tank the fish needs to re‐appear on the left side of the tank ina random position Let’s try to create the correct code […]

  • Micro:Bit Games

    Intro The game we’re going to make is Split or Steal. It’s a game of cunning and trickery in which the play must decide whether to ‘Split’ the prize or ‘Steal’ from the opponent. How To As always, begin by making a new Micro:Bit Project at Micro:Bit MakeCode. Click on ‘New Project” to open up […]

  • InDesign Basics

    You need: Adobe InDesign Mac or PC Install InDesign Once InDesign is installed, we can get started. Press ‘Create New’ on the left toolbar. In the right-hand menu change the 210mm to 297mm and then click create. The first thing that must be done is to decide which shape will be the outline of our […]

  • Micro:Bit Snowflakes

    You’ll Need: Micro:Bit (Preferably more than one) A Mac, PC or Raspberry Pi Open Micro Bit Make Code and make a new project and name it: Christmas Snowflake. Open the Radio menu: Drag a ‘Radio Set Group’ block into ‘On Start’. Click the 1 on the ‘Radio Set Group’ block and type 100 in. Now open the […]

  • Christmas Tech

    Christmas is here! There are so many projects to try: Micro:Bit Snowflakes To decorate your windows! You’ll Need: Micro:Bit (Preferably more than one) A Mac, PC or Raspberry Pi Open Micro Bit Make Code and make a new project and name it: Christmas Snowflake. Open the Radio menu: Drag a ‘Radio Set Group’ block into […]