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Making and coding cultures: Digital citizens, DIY makers and apprentice data analysts
Making and coding cultures: Digital citizens, DIY makers and apprentice data analysts

In June 2016, Google Research announced the launch of Project Bloks, a ‘tangible programming’ platform that would enable children to learn to produce computer code through the physical manipulation of electronic blocks. The Project Bloks platform consists of base boards and electronic ‘programmable pucks’, the tangible interface components, which are all connected by a ‘brain board’ to provide power and connectivity. Together, the elements of the platform can be used to code instructions for other linked devices, to instruct sensor devices, to compose music, or myriad other programming activities. The project is intended as an open hardware and software platform ...

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