Monthly Archives: July 2021

Making a simple programming language on a micro:bit

I’ve been exploring writing a very, very simple text-based language for the micro:bit, in Python. I think it could be an educational project in two ways: A task for older students to design and create their own language. Make a … Continue reading

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Cheap KIM-1 clone

I’ve written before about how the KIM-1 (my brother’s) was the first computer I ever used, and how the very first programming I did as a child was 6502 assembler rather than BASIC. This led to me to make little … Continue reading

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The Tower of Babel

Back in the 1990s, the BBC World Service had a newsroom computer system called EDiT. This was the World Service version of a system called BASYS which had a bit of an interesting past. It was widely used in TV … Continue reading

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