Code: it’s a language that easily crosses linguistic boundaries and, as a result, could be deemed a truly global language. Furthermore, you can learn it if you ease yourself into it gently, such as by getting to grips with the following beginner-level projects.
Code a mobile app
MUO claims: “If you’re an absolute beginner, you’ll want to know the basics of two Web markup languages: HTML and CSS.” With knowledge of both of those, you will be able to create interfaces suitable for use on mobile devices.
Make your own chess game
Another programming language useful to know is Java, which can help you to create and modify your own chess software. The process of programming a chess game includes mapping out a chessboard and pieces as well as assigning specific movements to each kind of piece.
Build your own calculator
Make a to-do list
Develop a weight conversion tool
Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a complex one. However, the very task of coding it can be a valuable learning experience, as it can teach you how to perform some logic that would respond to information inputted into a form.
Assemble a simple alarm system
Through sourcing Arduino components from The Pi Hut’s Maker Store, you can prepare yourself to make and code an array of Arduino-based projects — like this rudimentary alarm system highlighted by MUO. Upon detecting movement, the system can emit a warning tone.
Build a multi-page responsive website
The University of California, Berkeley advocates this particular project — and, for the avoidance of any doubt, describes a responsive website as “one that can work on a variety of devices and screen sizes, on both mobile and desktop browsers.”
Yes, this really would be a case of you creating your own rules and framework for the game — meaning that, in the process of designing it, you should learn a huge amount. Overall, through undertaking this project, you can immensely hone your skills as a developer.
Web scraping using Python
Python is yet another programming language, and one not previously mentioned in this article. A great way to learn Python is to use it in web scraping — the task of downloading structured data online before transitioning some of that data into a different form.
Build your own online store
When you take on this project, crucial e-commerce elements for which you will need to design a script include a product page, a shopping cart and a digital checkout. It’s all on the more challenging side of beginner-friendly.