What we found today: Thursday, January 10th, 2013
by Chad Sansing
Ever since I saw Bubble Bobble running on a Raspberry Pi in a mini-arcade-cabinet, I’ve wanted to play it. After I figure out some basic soft circuitry, maybe Getting Started with Raspberry Pi will help me (via BoingBoing). It would be a trip to run full- and micro-size versions of kid’s Scratch games next to each other.
On Engadget, “Microsoft and Samsung demo Illumiroom display, fills room with images” and my heart with Bradburian wonder and dread. The new IWB?
Also on BoingBoing (here and here), a DIY $50 crafting station and a pre-packed wunderkammer. These two make me think we should have kids make the former to build the latter, and maybe also make custom desks to go with each kid’s maker station. Wunderkammer remind me of this writing exercise I used to do with kids: pack a bag of eccentric belongings and have the kids unpack it as prewriting for a backwards-mapped character study.
Finally, in advance of facilitating an EduCon 2.5 hack jam with Meenoo Rami, I’m reading the Center for Make Hack Play’s “September HackJam Followup.” I’m especially struck by this line from an unpacking-hacking brainstorm: “Want to make the world real to my students, and this is the way to do it[.]”