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… Continue reading How to make your internet faster – for free!

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… Continue reading Shark Tank Game

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… Continue reading Micro:Bit Snowflakes

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… Continue reading Christmas Tech

Photos

Taking photos with a phone can be amazing, a portable camera in your pocket. Burst If you are taking photos of moving objects, bursts can be great to take the best shot. Take a burst by holding the button down like so: Using this you can get the best shot of fireworks, seas and other… Continue reading Photos

Micro:Bit Basics

The BBC Micro:Bit is an open source hardware computer with many features including: ARM based system Radio (To communicate with other Micro:Bits) Bluetooth 25 LED display Light Sensors Open the Micro:Bit Makecode page and scroll down and have a look around. Once you’ve had a look around click on the Flashing Heart tutorial and then… Continue reading Micro:Bit Basics

Raspberry Pi Setup

Raspberry Pi (WiFi model best) Micro SD card Power Cable (might come with Pi) HDMI cable (one end micro-HDMI if you need it) Screen with HDMI port Keyboard with USB Mouse with USB Mac WIFI connection Mini SD card to SD convertor USB – SD card convertor (if necessary) Download the Raspberry Pi imager by… Continue reading Raspberry Pi Setup

Python Basics 2

Simple Code Raspberry Pi (Same as past two weeks) This week we’re looking at some simple coding in Python. We’ll get some input from the user, then get another number. We’re going to make a calculator that bites back! First, open Menu>Programming>Thonny Python IDE and write this into the main section (not shell): Press run… Continue reading Python Basics 2