Flush – Another Arduino Project

Here is a project put together mostly by Primo (11-1/2 years old) inspired by the fact that his little brother didn’t always flush. About 80% of the coding was done by Primo himself; I only provided some guidance on how to use a switch statement as a state machine (which … Continue reading

Simple Simon

Do you remember the game “Simon” by Milton Bradley (c. 1978)? Vintage ones are selling for around $90. But why buy one when you can make one! Of course you may spend more than $90… but isn’t that worth something to spend a few hours with the kids teaching and learning? … Continue reading

The Apple ][ Does Not Fall Far From the Tree

Primo wants to learn how to program a computer; his goal: write a game for the iPad, or something. Cool, I can deal with that, and it certainly beats playing games all day. We haven’t had video games in the house until recently. Never had much use for them when … Continue reading