Below are links to resources that cover the topics we discussed during career day.
- The Versatile Commodore Emulator (VICE): For emulating the Commodore 64 on almost any modern computer.
Download Kickman! To play Kickman, you'll need to do the following:
- Download the Kickman d64 file. This is a floppy disk image.
- Download VICE, so you can emulate a Commodore 64 on your computer.
- Run VICE on your computer and mount the Kickman d64 file as drive #8. (Usually, you can do this by going to File - Attach Disk Image - Unit #8. Then, select the .d64 file you downloaded.)
- Now that the Kickman disk image is attached, you can load the game by typing
LOAD "*",8,1in the Commodore 64 screen and pressing the return/enter key. Lastly, you'll need to type
RUNand press the return/enter key.
C-64 Scene Database: Lots of Commodore 64 demos (software that try to push the Commodore 64's hardware capabilities its limits). These are typically in a .d64 disk image format and can be mounted/loaded using VICE.
- Khan Academy: Introduction to HTML/CSS
- Python Programming with the Raspberry Pi Zero by Dr. Anthony J. Girasoli. Also, the accompanying teacher's edition.
- Learning Python
- Once you're comfortable with the Python basics, you can learn about making games in Python with the free online book, Invent with Python.
- Thonny: The Python IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for beginners. Downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- The Raspberry Pi Zero Kit: You'll need an HDMI monitor and USB keyboard from home. Good for doing text-only Python development.
- The Raspberry Pi 3 Kit: You'll need an HDMI monitor, USB keyboard and mouse from home, too, for this. The Raspberry Pi 3 is much more powerful than the Raspberry Pi Zero and can handle graphics and game development.