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LEGO has developed a way for their customers to code and connect to play services using a Powered Up platform that makes these an option - even if it isn't something that's intended. In this scenario, some sets will have full programming and mobile device control while others will be remotely controlled or powered and others will be regular LEGO Kits with Powered Up support only as an option.   LEGO previously used this idea in connected toys which allow kids to build up a variety of items ...
A Pennsylvania education institute is launching a new program for undergraduate focused on Artificial Intelligence, the first in the United States. Flyer for the new AI program at Carnegie Mellon University. (Image via cmu.edu)   Carnegie Mellon University was born in 1967 out of the merger between the Mellon research institute and Carnegie Tech. Carnegie Tech is an institution created in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the country at the time, to empower those who had little a ...
A new toolkit developed by Google called Android Things has just been released to all developers. It was originally released to preview for selected developers. The new toolkit aims to help developers build up software to make their hardware products run more smoothly with the Internet of Things. It was originally announced at the end of 2016.   Google's Android Things is a toolbox that makes connecting IoT devices as simple as writing an Android application. Most of the hard work involved ...
This game is a variation on the one I posted previously.  In this version, a person is walking around with a MicroBit.  Every time they walk up to a Sign Post, they press a button and then receive instructions on their own MicroBit, making it a transceiver.   Treasure Hunt - Send and Receive   Description: This is another version of the Treasure Hunt Game.  In this version of the game, a treasure is hidden somewhere.  A group of treasure hunters will follow direct ...
This is a Treasure Hunt game that is designed to teach students how to use the Radio functions of the MicroBit, with one Bit sending a signal, and the other receiving it.  Before making anything, I try to come up with an 'I Want' statement, and I try to make it specific.  If it is clear, its makes it easy to create the program.   Treasure Hunt   Description: The Treasure Hunt game consists of two groups.  One group is a set of treasure hunters, the other is a group of ...
One of the projects Google sponsors to support its employees lead to an app that will be teaching the users how to code using the most common software. Display of one page in the app from an android phone. (Image via Google)   Many tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Apple launched programs and applications to help every day people learn coding. From the look of it, Google does not want to miss out on the opportunity that such endeavor present. Hence the new app developed by a Goog ...