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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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