Tinkology with Les
Friend of Mu and community supporter extraordinaire Les Pounder writes a blog containing lots of quick, fun and beginner-friendly projects. He calls this sort of thing “tinkology” – a term I really like. Playful tinkering is such a wonderful way to learn and relax. Can you guess what editor he uses? Nope, it’s not EMACS or VI. ;-)
What I love about Les’s blogging is its consistency: there’s always something new and it’s always really imaginative and fun. Les is a great source of ideas for lessons, projects or learning activities for beginner programmers. For instance, on most Tuesdays he writes a “Tooling Tuesday” entry to his blog and many of these have a Python slant to them. Other related series of posts include “Micro:bit Monday” and “Friday Fun”.
Mu related highlights include:
- Friday Fun: Python Pollen Projects
- Tooling Tuesday - Python3 GeoPy
- Tooling Tuesday - Google Image Search With Python
- Tooling Tuesday - easygui
Any of these could form the basis of a cool project, set of lessons or after school code-club activity. So, here’s to Les, his blog and fantastically imaginative projects.
Thank you Les!