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Deal Of The Day: 97% Off On Introduction to Game Development Bundle


You always wanted to become a game developer, but never had any idea where to start. Learning how to code might be a good idea, and you could spend the $1,500 these courses normally cost. Or, you could get the Introduction to Game Development Bundle radically discounted. Here’s what you get for $39!:
Python Game Development: Create a Flappy Bird Clone

– Delve Into Python Programming by Building Your Very Own Flappy Bird Game

Game Design Course with Unity 3D

You’ll Finally Be Able to Build That Awesome Game Idea Once You’ve Learned Unity

HTML5 Games Without Coding

Create Exciting, Interactive Games Without Having to Write A Single Line of Code

Create Games with Stencyl: No Coding Required

Explore Real-World Game Development Practices, Without Having to Know Any Code

We’re talking about over 30 hours of instruction, and almost 100 lessons for $39.

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Deal Of The Day: 99% Off On All-Level Python Programming Bundle


There you are, sitting at a job you don’t like, reading OhGizmo! to kill time. Wouldn’t you rather be reading us while barking orders at your fleet of programmer minions, at your very own software development company, cozily sitting as the CEO and Chief Executive of Awesome? Well, to get there, you’ll have to do something, and that can be something as simple as learning how to code! Our All-Level Python Programming Bundle is 99% off today, that’s a $2,198 value for $19!

Beginner Python Programming
So you missed that Computer Programming course you always meant to take in college. Thankfully, the Internet is a magnanimous place, and here’s your opportunity to take your first steps into programming by learning Python, an extensive language used in web and video game development, building graphic user interfaces, and much more. Widely considered to be one of the easiest programming languages to learn, Python will give you a great foundation to jump into other languages and grab an advantage on the career ladder.

– Access 16 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
– Understand the grammar of Python programming, which can also be applied to other languages
– Learn how to plan & organize code for computer programs
– Create your first program & learn how to debug it
– Discover functions, variables, loops, dictionaries & more useful Python tools
– Introduce yourself to object-oriented programming


Advanced Python Programming
The average salary of the professional Python programmer is $107,000. Not too shabby. Companies like Amazon, Instagram, and YouTube include Python in their web platform development, and its ability to function with many other languages makes it extremely useful to large-scale programmers. It’s never too late to start a career in coding, or to learn how to build websites and apps for yourself, which means this advanced course is an excellent asset.

Access 16 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
Learn advanced uses of loops, dictionaries, lists & many more Python tools
Write a Graphic User Interface (GUI) in Python
Understand how to use Python w/ Common Gateway Interface scripts to interface between web servers & executable programs
Discover advanced graphics & multimedia creation
Create two projects to implement your Python knowledge

So yeah, that’s both of these courses for $19. What’s your excuse now?

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Deal Of The Day: 91% Off On Pure Python Hacker Bundle

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Learning how to code is an invaluable skill. Fortunately, with deals like the one you’re looking at today, you can do so without breaking the bank. In this case, today’s Pure Python Hacker Bundle includes 7 courses and over 52 hours of content that should do a pretty decent job at teaching you Python. From a beginner’s level, to more advanced lessons, today’s deal gives you $553 worth of classes for $49. That’s 91% in savings, and you can access these courses anytime, on any device, for an unlimited period. If you’ve been even so much as playfully thinking about teaching yourself how to code, now’s the time.

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Checkmate: Wall-Mounted Chess Board

Wall-mounted computerized chess board

Fancy a game of chess? Artless Dodger loves the game and he’s a huge DIY buff. So it comes as no surprise that he chose to create a larger-than-life wall-mounted chess board that you’re supposed to play while standing up. Obviously, the taller player takes the black pieces, since they’re placed on the higher shelves.

The cool thing about Dodger’s chess board is the fact that you can still play, even when you’re by your lonesome. It has a program integrated into the system that “plays” with you so you don’t have to play with yourself (okay, that sounded a bit wrong but…you know what I mean.)

Hit the jump to watch a video of the chess board at play.

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Common Replies From Programmers When Their Code Doesn’t Work


Programmers in the audience… how true is this?

VIA [ GeeksAreSexy ]

Robots Teach Young Children How To Code


With a future increasingly overlaid in all things digital, it makes sense to raise an ever enlarging number of kids to become programmers; we’re going to need them, after all. And while learning the specifics of a coding language is better done after a certain age, getting acquainted with the concepts underlying programming can be done somewhat sooner. Play-i’s Bo and Yana robots are being introduced for just this purpose. It gives children as young as 5 the opportunity to control them by selecting a series of visual presets that trigger particular behaviours. By doing so, they get acquainted with the “if/then nature of programming”, and rub elbows with concepts that will become central to their potential later careers. Bo is the three-wheeled bot on the right, while Yana is the stationary one on the left. Obviously, their abilities will be limited by their physical attributes so the robot that does more things costs a bit more. Right now a pledge of $149 for Bo and $49 for Yana will get you in the game, although full funding needs to be achieved first and that’s not done yet. Hit the links below to get your chance to move that along a bit.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Old Computer Equipment Belts Out Fun’s ‘We Are Young’

Now and then we come across orchestras made up of old computer equipment, hacked together and programmed to perform some song or other. Last time we covered one, it was just over a year ago and featured aging electronics playing The Animal’s ‘House Of The Rising Sun’. Well, the same guys who made that one are back at it, this time with Fun’s ‘We Are Young’. It’s good, or at least as good as a song performed by hard drives, oscilloscopes, and printers can be. Full breakdown of the players is as follows:

HP Scanjet 3C – Vocals
Yamaha CX-5 – Piano
BWD-504 Oscilloscope to display CX-5 audio output
Harddrives – Drums
The Harddirives are controlled with a PIC16F84A microcontroller

VIA [ Geekosystem ]

Microsoft Research’s TouchStudio Lets Windows Phone 7 Users Program Directly On Their Phone

TouchStudio (Images courtesy Microsoft Research)
By Andrew Liszewski

Harkening back to the good old days of the first personal computers when young’ns like yours truly would spend 3 hours entering endless lines of code just to spit out a fancy serif letter ‘S’ on his dot-matrix printer, Microsoft Research has just released a new coding app allowing Windows Phone 7 users to hack away directly on their phones. TouchStudio, which is now available as a beta version in the Zune marketplace, is “a fully functional development environment” according to Nikolai Tillmann who announced its availability on his blog.

At the moment though complete access to all of the phone’s functionality isn’t available from within the TouchStudio environment, but the developers have included several sample scripts showing off what it’s capable of in its current state, and have eluded that it will become considerably more capable in future versions of the app.

[ Microsoft Research TouchStudio ] VIA [ GeekWire ]