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Domain Name Server


Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to numerical IP addresses. These IP addresses are used to identify and locate the web-servers on the Internet

Resistor in Series and Parallel


In this blog post we will create a Python program that will help us calculate the total resistance when two resistors are connected either in series or in parallel. This program will be based on the following formulae: Program Flowchart

Escape Flowcharts


In this challenge you will be asked to solve four mazes by designing their matching escape flowcharts. You can download and print this pdf booklet to draw your flowcharts. Maze #1: The Staircase The first maze has already been solved

Hogwarts Sorting Hat Challenge


In the Harry Potter series of novels written by British author J. K. Rowling, The Sorting Hat is a magical hat at Hogwarts that determines which of the four school Houses each new student belongs most to. These four Houses

Voting Age Checker – Flowchart


For this challenge you are going to code a script to ask a user how old they are and inform them as to whether they are old enough to vote or not. If they are not old enough to vote,

Pizza Robot – Flowchart


In this blog post we will design our own algorithms using both pseudo-code and flowcharts. When given a problem to solve using a computer program you need to think about? What are the main steps required to solve this program?

Marathon Time Calculator


In this challenge you are going to write a Python script to help a marathoner predict the overall time they can complete a Marathon in (42km). This estimation will be based on the runner’s pace which is the time they

Guess the country


For this challenge we are going to create a game where the user plays against the computer. The aim of this game is to guess the name of a country. The computer will give the player clues to help them

Flags of the World


We are trying to build a program that will ask the end-user to choose a flag amongst six flags. The program will then try to guess the selected flag by asking a maximum of two questions. Look at the flowchart

Sweet Shop


Have you ever been in a sweet shop to buy sweets? For this challenge we are going to spend £5 in a sweet shop hence we need to find out how many sweets we can afford. We will want to

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