to program easily... good starting points
These suggestions are intended for the beginner. The question
is how to program easily,
or as painless as possible...
can start with free programming tools available online, or with some
high-tech toys that are specifically designed to be programed and that
include all the software and hardware needed. Some hardware tools are
mentioned on the page: Creative
Scratch is a programming language
intended to make programming easier to learn for new programmers. It
can be used to create computer games, interactive stories, computer
animation, and all types of other multimedia projects. Scratch can also
be used to play digital music and sound effects. If you aspire
to become a professional programmer, Scratch provides
you need to build a foundation. This
programmming language was developed by MIT.
This high-tech toy is a walking computer!
You can program it
effortlessly and make it move!
Easy-to-use software (PC and Mac) with icon-based drag-and-drop
programming and 16 building and programming challenges.
The intelligent NXT Lego brick features a 32-bit microprocessor,
a large matrix display, three interactive servo motors,
four sensors (ultrasonic, 2 touch sensors and the all-new color sensor).
input and 3 output ports, and Bluetooth and USB
communication link. There are 612 pieces in this product.
very clear instructions in the Discovery
Book will show you how to exploit the capabilities of the
NXT 2.0 set to build and
program your own robots. This is a perfect introduction
for those new to building and programming with the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
2.0 set. The book also includes smart robot designs and useful programming tips
for more seasoned MINDSTORMS builders.
|Programming for the Absolute
Beginner provides a soft learning curve in programming for
anyone who wants to develop fundamental programming skills and create
computer programs. The primary focus is on teaching the reader how to
program using a free implementation of BASIC called Just BASIC. Teaches
all the concepts through the creation of simple computer games, making
the learning process much more fun and enjoyable.
Hello World! provides a kind introduction to the world of
computer programming. It's written in language a
12-year-old can follow, but anyone who wants to learn how to program a computer
can use it, even adults. You don't need to know anything about
programming to use the book. But you should know the basics of using
a computer, e-mail, surfing the web, listening to
so forth. If you can start a program and save a file, you should have
no trouble using this book.
shows you how to create nine games using the popular Game
Maker game creation tool. This book covers a range of
action, adventure, and puzzle games complete with professional quality
multimedia effects. It discusses game design theory and features
examples of how this can be applied to making games that
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