Help! I need help thinking of python projects I can do.
Help! I need help thinking of python projects I can do. I’m not very good at thinking of projects. I’m not looking for super advanced projects. Like, beginner-ish projects to help me learn more python. Don’t suggest, like, a web scraper or something like that. I’ve already done rock, paper, scissors; guess the number; calculator; dice; and flip the coin. Any other ideas?
@Bumbo-Cactoni I'm a bit late to the party, but you could always check out Cambidge IGCSE Computer Science past papers. Just search for them in your favourite search engine. They provide beginner level excercises and solutions, since the exams are aimed at students with 2 years of coding experience.
Just be aware that for every year, there's one paper with a coding excercise (the one you want) and one paper with theory (boring).
Can you think of something useful that you would use often? Even if it’s an app that you already have, you could write a clone from scratch. My first Python app will be an app that helps me with my small business (tracking and logging actions taken and status of individual jobs). It will automate/streamline a lot of the day-to-day stuff I do repetitively, help me stay organized, and prevent things from “slipping through the cracks”. I’m in the beginning phase, outlining the workflow and functionality. Once that’s done, I’ll do some screen mockups. Then...Pythonista time!
I have found something to set my mind on, which will actually be quite useful when finished. My 17 year-old brother has a self-run business where he uses his pickup to haul off people’s yard and house junk. I am currently designing a sort of calendar for him to schedule jobs. I know he could just use the calendar app, but I needed something to do. Anyways, I could also use some help with the scene module, as there are no instructions online, due to it being a pythonista-exclusive module.
@Bumbo-Cactoni, sounds like a cool project. I have yet to see a really good touch and visualization-friendly scheduling app on iOS.
For something like this, I would strongly recommend using the ui module instead of scene. On top of a
feeling based on years of using Pythonista, I base this recommendation on some real arguments:
- scene is meant for games.
- ui has built-in support for element level touch management and supporting stuff for e.g. gestures.
- ui is based on native iOS components in a way that is pretty well understood here. This means that if something does not work the way you want, it can most often be fixed or expanded with
- I think you can tap into a broader set of experience in the forum.
Thanks for the suggestion! Also, do you happen to know how to use the ui module well? Just like scene, there are no tutorials online for me to follow.
@Bumbo-Cactoni, maybe, if you describe in broad terms what you want to make happen, we can start from there.
Thanks for the link, and @mikael I don’t even know what I want to make happen. I’m probably going to read through some of the tutorial, so I can figure out something cool that would match the calendar I’m trying to design. I’ll get back to you in a lil bit.