Monday, November 26, 2012

Picoboard for Scratch

The Picoboard ($45) lets you connect Scratch to the real world. It comes with a a light sensor, a microphone, a push button, and a slider.

Dew Drop Game

Enjoy the Dew Drop retro video game, which was programmed using Scratch!

Pixel Dude drawing application for iPad

Pixel Dude is an image editing app for the iPad. Like the name suggests, it's pixel based, and is good for drawing chunky graphics. The drawing area is a 32 by 32 grid of squares, which I find to be more than enough for my purposes.

I've always liked the look of the Space Invaders aliens, and by using Pixel Dude's symmetrical drawing tool, it's very easy to create characters that have that Space Invaders look. The application has a lot of other features, like layer support and unlimited undo and redo.

Once you are done drawing something you can email it or save it to Dropbox.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mitch Altman's Soldering Guide

Mitch Altman created this wonderful guide to soldering, called "Soldering is Easy." Here's a link to the PDF file.