teaching machines

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 December 2015!
LaTeX Calendar Generator

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

David and Ryan signed up for an independent study with me and designed and developed Jim's Confounding Endeavor, a dimension-twisting puzzler that puts more space in your brain. They submitted the game to Steam Greenlight. My only role was to demand that they include a story.

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.

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.

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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