The name of the game was Amateur Radio! Today we were joined by the Amateur Radio Club of Columbia County (ARCCC). We learned about radio waves, transceivers, AC/DC power, digital and voice communications, and why people choose to become amateur operators. After learning a bit about the how radios work we moved outside to attempt […]
Solving Mazes Today was bittersweet. Today we experimented in Python to build a class that could solve an maze of ASCII characters. While the code (available on our Github) was a little bit too difficult to build and understand in one club meeting, hopefully the girls got exposed to the basics of path finding. However, […]
For our meeting on 7/27, we learned about game design. In particular, the focus was on writing pseudo code prior to writing code. Pseudo code is basically a step-by-step outline of what the planned program will do in plain English. It helps you plan out functions in advance, and write better overall code.
For our meeting on 6/29, we covered how to calculate the needed rails in a deck railing given the length of the rail and the maximum spacing between spindles of 4 inches. We then wrote a program in Python3 to do it for us!