Today we fielded our first teams to the UK and Ireland Programming Competition. In it teams of up to 3 are given 1 computer and 0 internet to solve up to 12 secret programming puzzles in just 5 hours.
I am David Parker, Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hull.
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The Three Thing Game
A new music cover to entice the masses to Three Thing Game. This is for the 3rd and 4th November 2018 event. [Read More]
To cap off our induction week we ran a Bored? Games! event. Specifically the Festival of Daring and Excitement.
Still wondering? Let me explain.[Read More]
During induction week this year I put together a lab activity based around Robocode (https://robocode.sourceforge.io/). The students were introduced to it on Wednesday afternoon and had lab slots during Thursday to further refine their creations.
Today we got to find out how they all did in an epic showdown.[Read More]
I have mentioned my 3d printer a few times on the blog now and I have been meaning to document the various modifications and the overall journey that I have taken with it.
So here it is.[Read More]
Smiler has a boyfriend
Introducing Butch. Butch is Smiler’s new stable mate. Look how happy she is to have some company![Read More]
This is a little of a public service announcement as I didn’t follow the instructions and have now killed my NeoPixel ring leds.[Read More]
I have finally got the various bolts required to assemble the electronics in to the PixelBot chassis. So here she is.
I felt that I couldn’t just keep calling the PixelBot “the PixelBot”. So her new name is Smiler.
The other day I started my HullPixelBot journey (http://goparker.com/post/2018-05-25-plastic-parts-printed/) and I have made some progress since then.[Read More]