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TEACHING COMPUTERS TO KIDS

Peter Pig Game in Python

In this game, there will be two players – Player 1 and Player 2. If the total number of turns is 10, then Player 1 will roll the dice until either the number of turns completes 10 or until Player 1 rolls number 1 on the dice. Player 2 will then resume rolling the dice […]

The Geometry inside Hard-Disks

Today, hard-drives or hard-disks store an incredible amount of data. I remember when I did my computer-science engineering, my hard-disk was 2GB and my RAM was 32MB. Today, in the 3.5 inch disk, we store tera bytes of data – that is how fast things have changed in two decades. Below is a Seagate hard-drive

Internet runs on under-sea cables!

More than 95% of the Internet you use anywhere in the world travels through the tiny optical fibers connected via. Land (and therefore Sea). Contrary to your beliefs, only a very tiny portion of the Internet actually uses satellite communications. The majority (more than 95% of global internet) runs on under-sea cables. In this post,

4 Week 2023 Summer Course in Ethical Hacking Awareness for Juniors

Ethical Hacking for Juniors Tweens and Teenagers often wonder how computers in a network are all related and how the data travels from my mail to my friend’s mailbox over the internet. If you’re one of them, then you might’ve heard about TCP/IP and wondered what are all these names and where can I learn

3D Printing Basics for Kids

3D printing was a fancy term in 2013, and I first overheard that IIT Bombay Computer Science Department is getting one of the first 3D printers in India. And I was amazed at it. I was amazed at the thought that printing will be happening across three axes (X, Y, and Z too) and that

Encryption and Decryption – Explained to Kids & Teenagers!

In this article, we shall understand how encryption and decryption work using public/private keys. Working of Encryption & Decryption An old school example to understand public key and private key is: Public Key is like an Email Address and Private Key is like the Password. Another close example is: public key is like your credit

AI for Kids – Explained Intuitively!

Let’s start with an example that demonstrates what artificial intelligence (AI) is for kids. If you ask kids how many elephants are in the above image, then most of the kids will correctly answer that there are five elephants. Now, how did the child do that? Because he or she was told how an elephant

Coding for kids, tweens, and students – Is it required?

Coding for kids, tweens, and students is an absolute essential today. And, I am not saying that because we teach coding! Let’s understand why it is an absolute essential in a more detailed way. Coding Classes for 6 year olds to 15 year olds are all over the town these days, and there is a

Why do we need Operating Systems? – Explained for Kids!

To explain operating systems for kids, an operating system is a set of programs that enable other regular programs (like a browser, spreadsheet, gaming software, etc.) to use the computer resources. Operating system is the software that manages the computer hardware, software resources and provides common services to computer programs that we run. The most

How do devices talk to each other – Part 2

In the Part 1 of this article, we learnt that devices connect with each other using different wired ports. Each of these ports are either serial or parallel in communications. Within the serial and parallel communications, we have different protocols (ways) of communication. Let’s say we want to send 8 bits of data from one

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