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by antiloquax
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Jaseman's Python Lessons
Replies: 60
Views: 18079

Re: Jaseman's Python Lessons

<t>Geany should work fine in Windows.<br/> <br/> You probably need to change the build command.<br/> <br/> With a .py file open, from the menu bar choose Build > Set Build Commands<br/> <br/> At the bottom where it says "Execute Commands", you'll see something like "python "%f". You need to change t...
by antiloquax
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: I heard Python's good and so's this guide .....
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: I heard Python's good and so's this guide .....

andyl said:


Here are the Python books available -

http://hackershelf.com/topic/python/

This looks like a great find! Thanks for the link!

by antiloquax
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Point me to the starting line
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

Re: Point me to the starting line

<r>I am a teacher and I have started teaching programming.<br/> <br/> Here's my blog.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://teampython.wordpress.com/">http://teampython.wordpress.com/</URL><br/> <br/> Pygame is great for 2d graphics - if you want to get started right now, you could use RacyPy2 - it's a remast...
by antiloquax
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Jaseman's Python Lessons
Replies: 60
Views: 18079

Re: Jaseman's Python Lessons

<t>meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I seem to say this a lot, but please add this to the wiki (community pages) that way others can find these great blogs! (I"m adding to my RSS reader now if I can)<br/> <br/> Feed URL: http://100mudcats.wordpress.co.....p-rss2.php<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks mel...
by antiloquax
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: I heard Python's good and so's this guide .....
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: I heard Python's good and so's this guide .....

<t>budgieboy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> @antiloquax<br/> <br/> Yep, I've got all those and along with the python documentation, pretty much all you need, particularly as a beginner, is contained in these.<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes, I agree. The Python documentation for 3.1.4 is included in my archive. Hopef...
by antiloquax
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine
Replies: 262
Views: 54090

Re: MagPi – Raspberry Pi Magazine

<r>I agree that this is a great idea.<br/> <br/> I have been doing something a little in this line on my Python Blog:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://teampython.wordpress.com/">http://teampython.wordpress.com/</URL><br/> <br/> I think the wiki idea would work, or a group blog.<br/> <br/> I've just start...
by antiloquax
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: I heard Python's good and so's this guide .....
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: I heard Python's good and so's this guide .....

<t>Yes, Learn Python the Hard Way has a very good reputation.<br/> <br/> Just in case it's of any interest, I have put a few good Python tutorials in a tar.gz archive.<br/> <br/> It includes the book you mention (I downloaded the HTML files for offline browsing), Swaroop's "A Byte of Python", Mark P...
by antiloquax
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Interested in RasPi
Replies: 69
Views: 13130

Re: Getting Teachers Interested in RasPi

<t>Mike Lake said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The big brands pay a fortune to get those who don"t know better (from MPs downwards) to invest public money in ways that will serve their long-term purposes.<br/> <br/> [...] the money would be infinitely better spent on improving the skill level of those teachin...
by antiloquax
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Jaseman's Python Lessons
Replies: 60
Views: 18079

Re: Jaseman's Python Lessons

Jaseman said:


I particularly like "Program To Annoy People Who Work In PC Shops."


Thanks for having a look!
by antiloquax
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Jaseman's Python Lessons
Replies: 60
Views: 18079

Re: Jaseman's Python Lessons

<t>Jaseman said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Maybe we can all get together (Liam and whoever may be interested) in some sort of collaborative Python learning project.<br/> <br/> <br/> That sounds like a great idea. It would be good to have some sort of Python Learning "hub" for the RPi, so that people can fin...
by antiloquax
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Jaseman's Python Lessons
Replies: 60
Views: 18079

Re: Jaseman's Python Lessons

<t>Hi Jaseman,<br/> <br/> I hadn't seen this thread before today - I looked after Liam Fraser mentioned it in his video. I will be downloading your lessons and having a go!<br/> <br/> I'm a teacher and I have been doing some Python with my Y9 classes (in English lessons!).<br/> <br/> If you are inte...
by antiloquax
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Best first language
Replies: 160
Views: 49060

Re: Best first language

<r>Thanks Le_Quack - I've heard of that book before, but now I have actually got around to having a look.<br/> <br/> I know this is a really difficult question, but I am going with Python. Partly because Python is the "official" langauge that R-Pi will support (as it says in the FAQs).<br/> <br/> I ...
by antiloquax
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: This might be useful for a programming club ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: This might be useful for a programming club ...

<r>It's a remastered version of Puppy Linux that has Python 3 and Pygame ready-installed. Geany is the default text editor / IDE.<br/> <br/> On the forum thread I'm linking to you'll also find some other packages I've compiled for this system (eg Scratch, Ruby, Lua).<br/> <br/> The live CD also has ...
by antiloquax
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you want to start programming fast, read this.
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Re: If you want to start programming fast, read this.

<r>When I heard about the RPi and their support of the Python programming language, I started learning Python3.<br/> <br/> I have made this bootable CD mainly for the use of my programming club in the school I work in.<br/> <br/> The aim was to have something that would work on a good range of PCs (...
by antiloquax
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RasPi final price / pre-orders possibility
Replies: 9
Views: 5128

Re: RasPi final price / pre-orders possibility

<t>I'm starting to worry that I am not going to get one of the first batch. There's been a lot of media attention on the RP and I am sure that the first batch will sell out quickly. But an hour?<br/> <br/> Considering that orders will be limited to one per person, this seems a a little unlikely. For...
by antiloquax
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How to get back into programming ?
Replies: 26
Views: 6654

Re: How to get back into programming ?

If anyone is interested in learning Python, I am doing this at the moment. You can see how I am getting on here:
http://teampython.wordpress.com/
by antiloquax
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

Re: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog

<r>Thanks Mike, and all who have responded.<br/> There are a couple of new posts on my blog. I'd love a few "follows" and comments!<br/> So far it's all very simple stuff, but I am going to put up a "hack your homework" program that does mean, median and mode a bit later today.<br/> <URL url="http:/...
by antiloquax
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 6936

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

I think teachers should model the passion for learning they want to see in their students. I am enjoying learning Python - when it's fun it doesn't seem like work!
by antiloquax
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 233811

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>Not sure if anyone has linked to these yet - from the Guardian:<br/> <URL url="http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....-education">http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....-education</URL><br/> Observer:<br/> <URL url="http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....curriculum">http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....curricu...
by antiloquax
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

Re: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog

<r>Yeah mine was the FX 700P<br/> <img src="<URL url="http://calculators.torensma.net/files/images/casio_fx-700p.jpg"><LINK_TEXT text="http://calculators.torensma.net/files/i ... x-700p.jpg">http://calculators.torensma.net/files/images/casio_fx-700p.jpg</LINK_TEXT></URL>"/><br/> I used to program it...
by antiloquax
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

Re: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog

<t>Thanks Croston. I am going to try to cover some basics (next will be variables, conditionals ans while loops) and after that try to get into pygame / graphical stuff.<br/> Point taken about working as root - Puppy lets you work as root by default, but I can login (I believe they call it the "fido...
by antiloquax
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

Re: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog

Oh, that reminds me - I had a little Casio programmable calculator (with a qwerty keyboard) when I was at school. I used it to hack my homework. Did anyone else have one of these?
by antiloquax
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

Re: A Teachers Programming / Pi blog

<r>Hi,<br/> I have been listening with great interest to the media buzz about programming and the RP. I teach in High School in the UK and I have just set up a programming club. I have limited experience, but I am learning Python as fast as I can!<br/> I have set up a blog here:<br/> <URL url="http:...
by antiloquax
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 6936

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

<t>Hi,<br/> I had the first "information" meeting for my new programming club at school yesterday. Six students came along (3 girls, 3 boys). Their ages were about 14 to 16. They seemed quite keen. I showed them some Python stuff on my laptop and we talked about the RP. I have a colleague involved w...
by antiloquax
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 6936

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

<r>Hi, Mr Morris,<br/> <br/> I am an English Teacher with an interest in programming. I am trying to set up a Python programming club in my school. I'm interested in what you said about Y7 and Y8 lacking the patience needed for programming. If you have any advice / thoughts to share, I'd be very int...

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