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Doodle 4 Google

posted Oct 17, 2013, 5:36 PM by James Cordiner   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 5:38 PM ]

Do you like to draw or create graphics? Would you like to show your work to zillions of people on the interwebs? Check out Doodle 4 Google and get your idea together for a new Google logo. Winning logo is featured on the Google search engine and elsewhere for 24 hours. Contest deadline is Dec 31st.


posted Oct 13, 2013, 7:20 AM by James Cordiner   [ updated Oct 13, 2013, 7:47 AM ]

Need some visuals to explain how selection works? Take a look at the following worksheet and classroom poster sized diagrams explaining if, else and else if using flowcharts along with code in Python and Java/Processing.

Amazing Processing Created Records!

posted Jun 4, 2013, 8:25 AM by James Cordiner   [ updated Jun 4, 2013, 8:25 AM ]

Audio records created from Processing code and then printed and laser cut!

Free Admission to "Game On"

posted Apr 3, 2013, 9:24 AM by James Cordiner

This Friday a free night at the Ontario Science Centre for 14-19 year olds.

View the history of video games and play classics like Space Invaders and Pac Man!

Turing Documentary

posted Apr 3, 2013, 9:23 AM by James Cordiner

Thursday night at 10PM there is doc about Alan Turing - from the TVO website: 

"Codebreaker" tells the story of one of the most important people of the 20th century. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped save two million lives. Yet few people have heard his name, know his tragic story, or understand his legacy.

Robotics Club Meeting Again

posted Mar 25, 2013, 9:30 AM by James Cordiner

The Robotics Club is meeting again! We meet Tuesdays at the start of lunch in Room 228. 

Come join us, new members are welcome!

Poor Us

posted Nov 27, 2012, 5:06 PM by James Cordiner   [ updated Nov 27, 2012, 5:46 PM ]

An amazing animated looked at poverty, featuring excellent interviews and tons of interesting research.

From the TVO site:

“Poor Us” is a global overview of the history of the poor people, from 10,000BC to today’s era of globalisation. Animation, interviews, motion graphics and archive are combined in this innovative, mould-breaking documentary which imagines the history of poverty as a never-ending dream – nightmare.

Raspberry Pi

posted Nov 20, 2012, 8:09 AM by James Cordiner

Our Raspberry Pi has arrived - time to find out what this tiny Linux powered computer can do!

For more info see:

In Toronto Raspberry Pi's can be ordered at Creatron.

Robot Hackathon Weekend

posted Nov 14, 2012, 7:03 AM by James Cordiner   [ updated Nov 14, 2012, 7:03 AM ]

Check out this upcoming robot hack-a-thon in Toronto!

Robotics Club

posted Sep 11, 2012, 5:09 PM by James Cordiner

Next meeting is Tuesday, September 19 in Room 228 at the start of lunch.  Please bring your completed application forms and club fee.

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