Hi, I'm Chris.

And I teach machines to do things. Also, I teach people how to teach machines at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Collected here are my course materials, research notes, and students' work.

Twoville

Twoville is a programming language for generating two-dimensional SVG images that can be fed into vinyl or laser cutters. It also supports animation at the syntactic level.

Flashback


Flashback to July 2016!
Precedence vs. Evaluation Order

FML

FML is a utility that generates a sculpture of one's First, Middle and Last initials. Find the C, R, and J in the sculpture above. Make your own!

Rainbox

Rainbox is a little puzzle game I wrote for my son's 8th birthday. A pixelated, rainbow-colored box has broken apart, and you must put it back together.

Tangle

Tangle is a tool I wrote to help my eight-year-old son think about multiplying through a spatial lens.

Student Gallery

In a 2D game development class, I asked students to remake an arcade game of yore. Ian T. cloned Galaga. Defending one's planet against aliens is a theme that never gets old.

Madeup

Madeup is a programming language for making things up—literally. Programmers trace out shapes algorithmically and then turn them into solids that can be printed on a 3D printer.

Deltaphone

Deltaphone is a blocks-based programming language that extends the relative movement of turtle geometry into music. Composer-programmers express their tunes using intervals or chromatic or diatonic offsets.

Earpiece

Earpiece is a tool for composing sound effects. You shape the frequency and amplitude of an effect using mathematical functions sequenced—or pieced—together. Go make WAVs.

Trux Falsy

Trux Falsy is a game for practicing boolean logic. You should play it. The source code is freely available. A lot of it was hastily written in Peru.

Flexercise

Flexercise is a game for gaining facility with the Flexbox system for layout in CSS. Play it. The source code is freely available.

Unduo

Unduo is a two-player Snake game built by my sons at the keyboard and me by their side. But there's only one snake. Two heads are better than one, right?

Totally

Totally is a tool I wrote to help my five-year-old son think about adding through a spatial lens.

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