Jess Weichler is a digital artist using open source software and hardware to create works digitally and in the physical world at CyanideCupcake.com.

She is also an award-winning educator for (and founder of) MakerBox.org.nz an organization that teaches kids of all ages how to use technology, from sewing needles to Arduinos, to make their ideas a reality.

Authored Content

Binary code on a computer screen

Advance your Scratch skills with loops, conditional statements, collision detection, and more in this article in a series about teaching kids to code.
The back of a kid head

Learn how to get started with Scratch in this article in a series about teaching kids to code.
Student desk for open education

Coding is for everyone—from preschoolers to adults. Here are some ways to help you and your children learn to code.
Gaming on a grid with penguin pawns

Running around avoiding enemies is one thing. Fighting back is another. Learn how in the 12th article in this series on creating a platformer in Pygame.
Programming keyboard.

Python is a good language for young and old, with or without any programming experience.

Contributed Content

Arcade games

Get to know Python the fun way using the step-by-step instructions in our new eBook.
Colorful sound wave graph

Hear what happens when your hero fights, jumps, collects loot, and more by adding sounds to your game. Learn how in the 13th article in this series on creating a platformer in Pygame.
Spooky halloween house with bats

How to make Halloween bottle labels with Inkscape, GIMP, and items around the house.