Lauren Ipsum is a children’s story about computer science. In 20 chapters and ~35K words, she encounters dozens of ideas from timing attacks to algorithm design, the subtle power of names, and how to get a fair flip out of even the most unfair coin.
The book is mostly written, and Ytaelena is working on the illustrations and layout. We’ve been working on this project over nights & weekends for about a year and a half. In return for a signed pre-sale copy of the book, your pledges will go towards translating the book into Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages.
160 pages, dozens of illustrations. Perfect for kids. Available in paperback, Kindle and iPad in December 2011.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.