Suggestions for an education programming project

r0g at
Mon Nov 17 21:14:31 CET 2008

Eric wrote:
> On Nov 17, 1:06 pm, Arnaud Delobelle <arno... at> wrote:
>> Eric < at> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've been trying to get my son interested in learning some simple
>>> programming for a while. While I understand that a structured tutorial
>>> is best, I think if we can write something cool at least once, it will
>>> encourage him to learn more.
>> I know it's not based on Python but...
>> Do you know about scratch ( I think it's a
>> fantastic tool for kids to learn to program.  Unfortunately mine is
>> still too young but I am trying to introduce it in my school (I work as
>> a teacher).
>> --
>> Arnaud
> Actually, my son is 15, so Scratch might be too simplistic. PyGame
> looks interesting. I'll play around with it tonight.
> Eric

Yes PyGame is the easiest way to get started on 2D graphics stuff. The
other frameworks like WxWidgets are great for building full gui apps but
have quite a bit more learning curve to scale before you can get stuff
bobbing round the screen.


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