Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Review: Electronics Kit Bliss

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Snap Circuits 3D Illumination is another brilliant entry in the Snap Circuits series that continues the line’s fun and educational experiments with electronics. This edition offers the chance to explore various light projects, including mirrors, projectors and light sensors. As part of the “3D” branch of Snap Circuits, young engineers …

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We Review “Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python”

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Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python (hereafter just Invent with Python), by Al Sweigart, now in its fourth edition, is the book that started it all for teaching kids “real” programming. The text has been updated over the years and recently changed publishers, but the core elements of iterative …

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Our Review of “Teach Your Kids to Code”

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Teach Your Kids to Code, by Dr. Bryson Payne, is an excellent introduction to Python. The author provides thorough explanations and successfully weaves together examples and narrative so that you’re immediately applying the skills you learn through the text. Overall, Teach Your Kids to Code is a fantastic choice for …

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Playfully Introduce Python with “Python For Kids”

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Python for Kids, by Jason R. Briggs, fulfills its subtitular promise of being a fun, playful way to get kids acquainted with programming. The colorful graphics, silly code segments, and no-experience-required approach make this book helpful for older kids and teenagers who have some typing skills and understand Jr. High …

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