December 2016


  • Build a quiz app to test your friends’ knowledge of dogs (or cats, football, music or whatever you’re interested in) in this new tutorial from CoderDojo.
  • If you like drawing and creating designs, have a go at this tutorial.  It helps you get started with Processing, a language that lets you create art with code.
  • Learn how to code an online “guess the number” game using the language PHP.


  • Make a micro:bit love meter  for Valentine’s Day
  • Use code to help the mysterious Dr Eval escape from a series of fiendish traps in Untrusted
  • Work with your friends to write code that lets your micro:bits send and receive messages


  • Channel your inner cat on CodePen with Cat Hands. Try remixing to hit other kinds of objects.


  • Take part in the BBC micro:bit Christmas Challenge!
  • Code a Twitter-powered Christmas Tree. Here’s one we did using Python on a Raspberry Pi.
  • Get ready for the countdown to the holidays by coding your own Advent Calendar (more instructions on how to remix the code for this coming in the next few days)

Future Maker Awards **Deadline Extended to 8th December!!**


Do you Know a Future Maker?

10-17 year olds can win a trip to Amsterdam or €300 worth of coding/robotics equipment by coding projects that have a positive social impact.

More info and how to apply.

Make sure you submit your application form & presentation video before the December 8th deadline!



o2cqlkhqEU Code Week

Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd October

EU Code Week is a grass-root movement run by volunteers who promote coding in their countries as Code Week Ambassadors. Anyone – schools, teachers, libraries, code clubs, businesses, public authorities – can organise a #CodeEU event and add it to the map. To make organising and running coding events easier, CodeWeek have prepared different toolkits and selected some of the best lesson plans, guides and other resources.


Create a scary/atmospheric soundtrack for a horror film with Sonic Pi – or remix our scary soundtrack.

“Haunt” a website by adding a prank-scare in Javascript.

Code or remix your own ghost game using Python.