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by antiloquax
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: lua language?
Replies: 11
Views: 19831

Re: lua language?

I haven't had a chance to have a play with this yet, but I have heard good things about Love . This is a framework to help you to make games using Lua. I have a feeling that Lua may be quite popular with young people - it's widely used as a scripting tool in MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft, Roblox...
by antiloquax
Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 55501

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

Hi Jaseman
I thought I'd replied earlier, but it seems to have got lost in the aether.
My lovegui.py program was a Python 2 version.
For Python three "Tkinter" becomes "tkinter".
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by antiloquax
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Fast Compiling, Use your current pc to compile directly EASY
Replies: 13
Views: 4293

Re: Fast Compiling, Use your current pc to compile directly

So this is different from running a virtual Pi in qemu using something that begins: qemu-system-arm ... I used qemu to compile some stuff before I got my Pi. I'll try this approach as well. Interesting. By the way, I have overclocked my Pi and when I tried to run the qemu using the filesystem (post-...
by antiloquax
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Coder Dojo / RPi group
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

Coder Dojo / RPi group

I'm hoping to set up a Coder Dojo (with a special interest in RPis) in Winsford.
I've also posted in the Programming section - sorry for doubling up.
Winsford Coder Dojo
by antiloquax
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Wrexham Linux User Group
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Wrexham Linux User Group

I live in Cheshire and I work in Winsford - so not too far away. I'd love to come along and meet some other RPi users. I'm also starting a Coder Dojo in my school (I am a teacher :oops: ). https://twitter.com/#!/winsfordcoders Looks like I've missed the June meeting - let me know when the next one i...
by antiloquax
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Warrington Raspi Users
Replies: 18
Views: 5182

Re: Warrington Raspi Users

I live near Macclesfield. Not too far from Warrington :)
I am thinking of setting up a Coder Dojo / RPi group in Winsford (where the school I teach in is).
https://twitter.com/#!/winsfordcoders
by antiloquax
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lego case
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Lego case

I was joking, of course ;)
by antiloquax
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Blog posts - getting started with Python
Replies: 2
Views: 3126

Blog posts - getting started with Python

Just in case it's of any use to anyone, I thought I'd post a link to a blog that I have been using to teach some programming (Python) to a group of Y9 kids (~13yrs old) in the UK. Some of the posts on the blog are not about coding, but you'll easily find the relevant ones! They include what I think ...
by antiloquax
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: CoderDojo
Replies: 0
Views: 762

CoderDojo

Has anyone had any experience with Coder Dojos?
I am thinking of setting one up to meet in the school where I work: Winsford Academy.
Winsford Academy Coder Dojo.
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by antiloquax
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 55501

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

That's odd, it certainly wasn't doing that previously!

There's no need to send the card back! Just use it as a spare, unless you can work out what is up with it.
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by antiloquax
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 55501

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

Hi Jaseman, Yes - it is Arch, but I put a Puppy Logo on the desktop. Some of the programs I've installed are Puppy favourites (eg mtpaint). It's not Puppy yet, but I am part of the team trying to get Puppy on Pi! The resolution thing is an interesting point - I had set the config.txt to a 720p setti...
by antiloquax
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First 'C' Hello World Program on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 14590

Re: First 'C' Hello World Program on Raspberry Pi

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for reading my code!
Yes, I see that it is more elegant to do as you suggested.
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by antiloquax
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: asm printf?
Replies: 40
Views: 6315

Re: asm printf?

This is excellent! I shall try the code myself later!
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by antiloquax
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Arch
Topic: MIT Scratch
Replies: 1
Views: 964

MIT Scratch

I have tried to install Scratch and failed :(
If anyone has managed it on Arch, I'd love to hear how.
miaow!
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by antiloquax
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi - In Control
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: MagPi - In Control

lemoncurd wrote: Oh, and if anyone is looking for male:female jumper wires in Maplin, you can get some small (4.5cm) ones described as interconnect cables (A39GF).
Thanks for that - I couldn't find these in my local Maplins. Now I know what to look for.
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by antiloquax
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: First lesson delivered using my RPi
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

First lesson delivered using my RPi

I took my RPi into school today and used it to teach a programming lesson. I plugged the rca output into a data-projector so the kids could see the screen. We were working on a little Python program that makes a GUI version of the classic "Love-o-matic" app. http://ubuntuone.com/2UegXGRfBIPGo0PPJD4h...
by antiloquax
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com
Replies: 253
Views: 55501

Re: The MagPi Magazine www.themagpi.com

I was delighted to be able to help.
I felt guilty about ending up with two due to panic-ordering!
:D :D
by antiloquax
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First 'C' Hello World Program on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 14590

Re: First 'C' Hello World Program on Raspberry Pi

Hi abstract, Thanks for your post. I am very much a beginner at C - I am learning bits from a couple of free tutorials I have read and some great videos on YouTube of Prof Jerry Cain of Stanford. I hope you'll post some more C code! There's a section on here dedicated to C and C++ . I've also been r...
by antiloquax
Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Mission accomplished
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Mission accomplished

That's great! :mrgreen:
by antiloquax
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: brainf*ck
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: brainf*ck

Hi andyl - yes it was your mention of brainfu*k that led me to have a look at it.
The esoteric languages site you mentioned it good.
I MUST not spend too much time on these, however - I have a lot of properly useful languages to learn!
by antiloquax
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: brainf*ck
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: brainf*ck

That's great. I've had a look at a few different implementations. I'll check yours out!
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by antiloquax
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: brainf*ck
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

brainf*ck

Another forum member mentioned this language and I was intrigued. It was developed in 1993 by Urban Müller on the Amiga. It is a Turing-complete language with only 8 commands: <>,.[]-+ You can read more on wikipedia or on Brian Raiter's fun website, muppetlabs. Basically, you have an array of 30000 ...
by antiloquax
Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lego case
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Lego case

Please can the next model be made to fit into an even number of splots please.
Pic of my case.
by antiloquax
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: golly - Game of Life
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

golly - Game of Life

I thought I'd have a play with "Life" on the Pi.
Golly seems to be quite a good implementation.
Image
I compiled it (on Arch) , binaries are here.

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