Today’s Hardware Friday post comes to us via the team at Raspberry PI, and while it might feel like every Friday post is a PI post, I couldn’t pass this one up. Help teachers and educators introduce our young to the joy of IoT? Oh yeah, no way was I passing that up! Welcome to… Read More


Have a little hardware elf at home? Here’s something to help keep them busy during the Winter Break… micro:bit Christmas Challenge! Announcing the micro:bit Christmas Challenge! How could the micro:bit help Santa deliver his Christmas presents this year? The Micro:bit Foundation has been contacted by Santa Claus himself. He has heard how amazing the micro:bit… Read More


Friend of Coding4Fun, Rob Miles, has updated the must have book for those learning C#, the “Yellow Book.” And the PDF and samples are still free! C# Yellow Book 2016 “Cheese Edition” Now Available The latest release (or is that escape) of the C# Yellow Book is now available for download. No massive changes to… Read More


Remember the cool open robot platform we highlighted a few months ago? Open? Robots? Open Roberta! The good news is that they have continued to roll forward, recently releasing a new version, with new features and bots. Welcome What’s new? Version beta 2.0 NXT – create programs for LEGO Mindstorms NXT Bot’n Roll – create… Read More


Scratch is one of those project we love following and highlighting… Scratch that learning itch… Scratch, the tool to help you grow your young geek “Coding for Kinect with Scratch” MVA Course Kinect 2 Scratch Kinect2Scratch gets a fresh new site and some updates too … as well as the Raspberry Pi. The two together?… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/12996778f3a54d758348a6280186d38c/20160617TWC9.mp4 This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Mark discuss the week’s top developer news, including; [00:29] Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn [01:27] Xbox Introduces Future of Gaming Beyond Console Generations and Without Boundaries [Will Tuttle], YouTube Live at E3 2016 – Xbox One S Unboxing [04:42] Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14366 & Mobile… Read More


Since learning about maker subscriptions when highlighting Creation Crate last month, I’ve kept my eyes open for similar services… HackerBoxes … Why HackerBoxes? From the very heart of the modern maker movement, HackerBoxes entertain, enlighten, educate, and empower. Whether you’re a new student or a seasoned expert, there is always more to discover in the… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/7e9192a096a94a85aa85a5af0164ac26/Hack1.mp4 Do you get tired of reloading your website every time you make a change to your CSS styles? Are you always compressing your CSS and JavaScript files? In this video, Rami Sayar hacks together a Grunt script to help make your website awesome. This Gruntfile automates compiling SASS to CSS, improves your CSS with… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/eb0def04689c4ba08db0a5ae010965f6/Hack3.mp4 Recently DX team members from Microsoft Canada took part in the DevOps Hackathon. Our hack was to literally build a better mousetrap by connecting a Raspberry Pi to record the number of times a trap is set off and where the trap has been set off. The data is fed through IoT Hub, stored… Read More


I usually avoid highlighting commercial services here (though most of the devices I do usually highlight are commercial, so I’m not really sure the difference…. but you know what I mean). When Chris Gatbonton emailed me about this, I wasn’t sure if I was going to highlight it or not. Then I took another look,… Read More