Computers - Software Hardware : MITx: 6.00.1x Introduction to Computer Science and Programming

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  1. Gorilla

    Gorilla Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This course started on: 19 Feb 2014

    Still time to join and there isn't much catching up to do.

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    Link: https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-6-00-1x-introduction-computer-1498
     
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    Thanks Brother Gorilla
    I just sent this to my son. He graduated in December. Yesterday he received his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He has since December been locked in what I consider his cave. Studying math, computations, and stuff. This will be a great learning curve to other languages. Like Python, he has C++ and a few other languages. Employers are requiring programming skills from technician's like myself who support Engineering. I need these courses as well. I will be working with my son so he can help me.
     
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    Congrats to him.

    There are a ton of free resources out there so it's a great time to learn computation and programming.

    There's so many hobbyist projects out there that involve hardware too.

    Have fun.
     
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    If you have them. Please post some of the links to the hobbyist projects.

    My son has focused on the gaming industry. I am going to buy him this developers kit.


     
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    Arduino, RasPi, Galileo, Panda Boards, Beagle Boards, AVR Kits, Drone kits, Google glass, Leap Motion, Myo, NeuroSky (if one is into trying to measure brain activity. The quality of different kits/platforms out there is subject to debate), Emotiv.

    Another interesting area for hobbyist is quantified self and DIYbio.

    There's a lot out there. There are some threads here already.

    I would just pick a subject or area of interest and research about what's out there.
     
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