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(Humans Invent)   If I'd been given this when i was younger I might have learnt to code: the programmable robot designed to get kids coding   (humansinvent.com) divider line 17
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2014-03-17 12:42:39 PM  
The instructions say to isolate the child in a cubicle and give him or her unrealistic project deadlines to complete the experience.
 
2014-03-17 01:13:25 PM  
If you need a gimmick to get you to code, you shouldn't ever code.
 
2014-03-17 02:02:00 PM  
Turtle?
 
2014-03-17 02:10:44 PM  
They should have called it "The Dilbertfier".
 
2014-03-17 02:16:35 PM  

wildcardjack: Turtle?


Know how I know you're old?

www.technogeno.us
 
2014-03-17 02:35:00 PM  
Another option would be to include a reasonably easy-to-learn set of programming tools with every new computer, kind of like the BASIC ROM's that were built into so many computers back in the day.
 
2014-03-17 02:42:49 PM  

Uzzah: wildcardjack: Turtle?

Know how I know you're old?

[www.technogeno.us image 640x319]


Omg, if I'd used all the hours I spent making spirals with that thing in 2nd grade to learn something useful, I could have graduated college at 12 years old.

Also, I got one of these for Xmas in 1981:

toegristle.com

/Sort of a robot that required "coding"
//Old
 
2014-03-17 03:48:05 PM  

Z-clipped: Uzzah: wildcardjack: Turtle?

Also, I got one of these for Xmas in 1981:



Me too. Still have it!

/ 10-y/o daughter just wrapped up her first Lego Robotics season
// she loves Scratch, and likes copying her favorite Animal Jam mini-games...
/// I still code, lots
 
2014-03-17 03:57:18 PM  

wildcardjack: Turtle?


I like turtles.

Also, yes, you are correct, and "brand new hotness" is busted
 
2014-03-17 04:15:30 PM  
I always had the ambition to learn how to code I just don't have the smarts for it. Thanks smart people for putting in the hard work for me!
 
2014-03-17 04:39:21 PM  
Came in for Big Trak, left satisfied.
 
2014-03-17 04:47:21 PM  

Z-clipped: Uzzah: wildcardjack: Turtle?

Know how I know you're old?

[www.technogeno.us image 640x319]

Omg, if I'd used all the hours I spent making spirals with that thing in 2nd grade to learn something useful, I could have graduated college at 12 years old.

Also, I got one of these for Xmas in 1981:

[toegristle.com image 600x400]

/Sort of a robot that required "coding"
//Old


Came here to post this... you saved me the effort.
 
2014-03-17 04:48:38 PM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com

This got me to code in 1981
 
2014-03-17 05:07:39 PM  
If I'd been given this when i was younger I might have learnt to code: the programmable robot designed to get kids coding

But what would it have taken for you to have learned to conjugate?  ;)

Just kidding; apparently both are acceptable, particularly outside the U.S.

Lego Robotics is a great school "sport" but like most sports I find it very tedious to watch...
 
2014-03-17 06:43:41 PM  

Far Cough: If I'd been given this when i was younger I might have learnt to code: the programmable robot designed to get kids coding

But what would it have taken for you to have learned to conjugate?  ;)

Just kidding; apparently both are acceptable, particularly outside the U.S.

Lego Robotics is a great school "sport" but like most sports I find it very tedious to watch...


Much more fun to coach it. Of course, six 9-10 year-old girls can be tedious to coach...
 
2014-03-18 02:37:25 AM  
Came in here to post Turtle and Big Trak... seems I was not needed after all.

/good work, oldies.
 
2014-03-18 08:24:12 AM  
TRS-80 Model I level I in 1979. And I code for a living.
 
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