Category Archives: open source

Visionary Kickstarter Projects to Inspire Future Makers

Pi-Bot: The Next Great Tool for Learning Arduino Robotics! : The Pi-Bot is a uniquely designed (and affordable!) complete robot kit for anyone interested in building and programming robots!   Please consider supporting this team of college students supporting STEM education through … Continue reading

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Join the National Day of Civic Hacking

Are you a programmer, community leader, or designer wanting to make a difference?  Mark your calendars for May 31 – June 1, 2014 for the National Day of Civic Hacking, a fun weekend of community service using design, programming and technology.  Whether … Continue reading

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10+ Lessons To Help You Grow Your Skills as a Developer

The Google Developer Group of Mercer University strives to teach web and mobile developers about the various tools Google has available to help create great products more efficiently.  GDG Macon also helps technology students at Mercer University meet developers from … Continue reading

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Using Ruby and Code Generation To Save Time

Working in information systems as a programmer, you often find yourself writing boring repetitious code over and over again. Think about it. Let’s imagine you are writing code to access the following table. How many times will you type those … Continue reading

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Johnny Lee: Free or cheap Wii Remote hacks

Some research and development requires big and expensive equipment, resources, and sensors.   It’s awesome when innovators make cool technology more affordable, accessible and available to young students and hackers.   As a student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Johnny Lee explored … Continue reading

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Books and Tools To Get Started in Video Game Programming

In honor of the Global Game Jam 2014, I collected a few tools and resources to help you or your students get started in learning game programming using various technologies.    The Global Game Jam is a world wide hackathon … Continue reading

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Creating Interactive Images with SVG

  During a Google Developers Group session on HTML5, Dr. Allen introduced the group to a web technology called Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). In instructional technology, SVG can be used to create interactive diagrams that respond to mouse clicks and … Continue reading

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17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher

There are many benefits to teaching young people to code.   As a musician starts learning a piece of music,  the process can be daunting.   Musicians, however, naturally start breaking the song into parts.   By slowly mastering small … Continue reading

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3 Free Visual Analysis Tools to Help You Gain Insight Faster

Visual data analysis help organizations make decisions and learn faster by leveraging our natural ability to visually detect patterns quickly.This presentation reviews the motivation to visual analytics research.  We also review demo visualizations from D3JS.org, Google Charts API, and other … Continue reading

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Mind Blowing Creatives and Projects from Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2013

Creative people enjoy sharing their craft with the community. The Atlanta Mini Maker Faire (AMMF) showcased creatives, craft makers, artists, inventors, and technologists from across Georgia and the US. The outdoor conference blended the best of an arts show and … Continue reading

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