Digital Tweed #1 : Lionacleit Library Fun Palace 5 Oct 2019

Weaving Digital Tweed with Python and Scratch at Lionacleit Library Fun Palace Saturday 5th October 2019

We had a highly successful and fun time at Lionacleit Library’s fun palace on Saturday working on code that weaves digital tweed. 

The historical connections between computing and looms are fascinating. The punch cards used in looms, where the holes determine the threads that are used to produce patterns, were an inspiration to Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace’s work on early computers. The same punch card principle was used for creating programs for computers earlier in the 20th century. The principle is also used in player pianos: a hole = a note, blank space = no note.  The picture above is of some work in progress. More to follow. 
(Some younger folk also worked on football games and a synchronised swimming cat program.)