For some of us lucky to have experienced DOS, we can appreciate the process of typing in a few lines of “Basic” coding and accomplishing a task. While the coding has become more complex, the ability to handle task can be created easily with the help from Tynker.
The Coding education can take place in a classroom as well as self paced courses with those learning Coding while designing elements of minecraft or other games.
An announced collaboration today between Tynker and Parrot can now expand the learning to code feature to Drones manufactured by Parrot. According to the company those wanted to learn to code through Tynker and Parrot will learn;
Programming a drone’s flight path from takeoff to landing
Building a drone controller to pilot a drone in real time
Programming flips, turns, and other aerial stunts
Integrating loops and variables to make geometric patterns
Coding games such as Flappy Drone and drone racing
Taking an aerial photo and sharing it with friends or classmates
According to the Tynker website, 50 Million children in over 200 countries are experiencing coding through Tynker in educational system . With Parrot Mambo Code, users will be able to create and easily understand the outcome of codes as they apply to a drone.
A Bundle has been put together by Tynker and Parrot which includes a Parrot Mambo minidrone and a six-month premium subscription to Tynker. The minidrone comes complete with a mini-ball launcher, grabber, 50 plastic balls, USB cable, and battery; the Tynker subscription includes eight mobile (iPad) coding courses, 18 online coding courses, over 350 puzzle levels, more than 100 tutorials, and a virtual drone flight simulation course. For More Information visit the Tynker website at http://www.tynker.com or Parrot site at www.parrot.com/minidrones/parrot-mambo-code
In this Weeks Radio Show, We talk about the Apple Event 2016 with the Unveiling of the new collaborative iWorks, The Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS and the Series 1 with a lower price point. Although without GPS it’s now available for starting around 269. We also look at Apples Role in Connected Classrooms and why maybe this went in a different direction over the past decade. Apple commits to the ConnectED program which is directing Apple technology to the classroom. We couldn’t talk about the Apple Event and not cover iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, much of the focus is on the lack of a headphone port and not towards the fast processor or dual cameras with some nice features we will see with iOS 10, either way, we discuss this and more in this weeks show!
On 09/07/2015 Andy Taylor visited with Andrew Capasso of KMSB Fox 11 Daybreak to share the features of the New LeapFrog Epic Tablet and The NetGear Arlo Wireless Security Camera System.
Be sure to check out the Video and see some great features of both products. We will be posting Audio of the Interview from the TechtalkRadio Broadcast show with VP of Products at LeapFrog on the Epic.
The Unboxing video of the LeapFrog Epic can be found here
The Latest TechtalkRadio Show has been posted for our On-Demand Stream at http://www.techtalkradio.com – Tune in to listen to Justin, Slick and Andy Taylor share some tips on looking for a new Television from an Email received from a listener in Green Valley Arizona. We help decipher the terms that can be helpful to know when searching for the latest in HD and 4k Technology. Looking for the basics? This can be a helpful segment.
We also talk with our friend Jeff Bishop “El Jeffe” on the upcoming Apple Conference and what we could expect. Jeff also shares some tips on Windows 10 and issues with accessibility. If you are using a screen reader some reasons to possibly hold off til after the first of the year with the “redstone” update. It’s great to have Jeff back on with the TechtalkRadio Show.
New Devices from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 5 and Edge 6 Plus are discussed with Scott Huscher from AT&T along with service options to get the most out of your services and have the latest devices.
Andy Taylor loves Periscope and shares some cool periscopes and explains a little about the service, the Big Question..can he get Slick to start Periscoping.