Category: Projects

  • Basics: How to open the Terminal

    The Terminal is where so much code and development is done, and many of out projects rely on it. So, here’s how to access it. Mac Open Spotlight Search by pressing CMD and Space at the same time. Now, simply type ‘Terminal’ in and press enter! Windows Press the start menu (Windows logo). and type […]

  • Joining The Blockchain

    So, last week we discussed what the Blockchain is, so how do you join it? We’ll show you how to get a wallet (it’s free), get a tiny amount of free crypto and then, if you want to buy some Tec Kids Token (TKK). Wallet This one is really easy. Just download it from here. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wireless Speaker 2.0!

    This guide is written by mikebrady. For a regularly updated guide go to the GitHub repo. This is the guide for making the speaker on a Raspberry Pi. The speaker will end up being compatible with AirPlay 2 (the newer version that supports multiple speakers. Click here to use the master version that doesn’t support […]

  • Wireless Speaker

    This guide is written by mikebrady. For a regularly updated guide go to the GitHub repo. This is the guide for making the speaker on a Raspberry Pi. The speaker will end up being compatible with AirPlay 1 (the older version that doesn’t support multiple speakers. Click here to use the development version that does […]

  • 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)

  • Raspberry Pi Smart Home

    Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi Power Supply Screen (idealy) Keyboard (idealy) Mouse (idealy) An iPhone Homebridge App (idealy) Either go to the Command Line Instructions or follow the instructions on the app. Install Hombridge Config UI X Install Homebridge Config UI X using the following command: sudo npm install -g –unsafe-perm homebridge-config-ui-x Install it from the app by going […]

  • 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 […]