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Smiley Card

Smiley Card

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Smiley Card by @bryanMMathers is licenced under CC-BY-ND

It’s become a bit of a tradition in our house to make each other cards for our birthdays. The Paper53 app for the ipad – my goto drawing app – is very handy for this sort of spontaneous creation.

Draw something every day – especially if it’s silly…

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Shed – ideas worth making…

shed - ideas worth making

I met Paul from Pimoroni at a maker fayre in London recently. I’m a big fan, and I really like how they’ve used a Pirate aesthetic to allow the maker community to really understand what they’re all about.

And so it was that we chanced upon the very spirit of makery captured forever in this conversation:

– Look at this thing that I made!
– That’s great! Why’d you make it?
– Why not?

Why not? indeed…

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Don’t touch the wire

Micro:bit Wire buzz game

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I’m helping to run the code club at my kids primary school. Kids being kids, and adults being bombarded with ideas, it wasn’t too long before we had decided to build a “Don’t touch the wire” micro:bit based game for the school fayre. It works really well with the Micro:bit – it’s simple to code and deploy, and the simulator is knockout for testing and visualising a cheeky idea. Naturally, the winner will win a Micro:bit…

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An engineering state of mind

An engineering state of mind

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Shed. Check. Swiss Army Knife. Check. Soldering Iron. Check. Raspberry Pi and associated bits. Check. Motto: to solve problems and to find problems that need solving. Check

When I was at University, the word “engineer” had some odd connotations in my head. Geeky, sterile, boring. It seemed so theoretical, so mathematical. I thought that engineers became engineers by doing an engineering degree at University.

Since those days, I’ve met engineers who have never been near a University. They are defined by a way of thinking – a spirit of engineering, if you will…

A came across this lovely Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) quote here: Thinking like an Engineer.

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