Python Art

Posted by Joe Del Rocco Here are some pictures created with the Python turtle library by my CS0 (pre-CS1) students at Stetson University. These students are learning programming and computer science for the first time, and 30% of them are in non-computing majors.

Integrating WebAssembly into Minetest

We’re working on integrating WebAssembly via SpiderMonkey VM into Minetest, an open-source, Minecraft-inspired, voxel game engine written in C++ with game functionality and plugins written in Lua. Our long term goal is to allow a multitude of languages to be used to write plugins for Minetest to be used for computer science education. Our codebase…

UCF Camp Connect

We had the pleasure of working w/ UCF Camp Connect this summer. Every year UCF hosts various STEM related camps, workshops, and activities for K-12 students. From their website: “Camp Connect is a week-long day camp that introduces students to a variety of engineering disciplines such as Electrical, Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Environmental, Construction,…

Dilmer Valecillos

Dilmer Valecillos documents his life as an indie game developer – the passion, the challenges, and the step-by-steps with Unity and Maya. The challenges include programming and API hurdles, life as an indie, and balancing work and family. He has recorded literally hundreds of videos in a video blog style series and hosted them on…

STEM Night @ PHA

We joined The Parke House Academy for their STEM night this year. They had LEGOs, a human-powered snowcone maker, Code-a-Pillars, plastic bottle boats, an IR camera, block-coding, etc. We presented the following exhibits: IR camera connected to Raspberry Pi 3 Kano Pixel Kit w/ various custom programs CSFirst block coding Lightbot simple electronics circuits (button…