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i dont own a computer at home. how can i practice programming and coding that wont cost too much for my parents?

i am learning how to code at the boys and girls club and would like to do it more in my free time. #programming #tech #coding

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Matias’s Answer

Hello Damaris,


I am not from USA, but what I saw about Boys and Girls Club, they can help you with what you are asking. Tell your teacher or someone that is a teacher or higher that you want to program in your spare time but you don't have a computer nor much money to buy one for that. They will sure gladly help you, they are there for that. Don't be afraid.


Please, answer me about what happened with you about this !


Thanks you !

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Eric’s Answer

If you are lucky enough to have a local library or school you can get to with a computer connected to the Internet that you can use for long-ish stretches of time (likely a few hours), then you can learn to program a lot there, from various websites. Ask to see if your Boys and Girls Club has recommendations for sites to go to, and I would also recommend codeacademy.com .

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Heather’s Answer

I like Hayley's idea ... you could try posting a want ad on Freecycle as well. There should be a bunch of techies around who would love to give you an extra laptop after they've upgraded :)

I'm not sure of their minimum age requirement, but if needed you could have one of your parents post your want ad for you.

Good luck! I love your initiative--I think you're going to do very well!
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Hayley’s Answer

There are tons of low cost options for coding. You can even learn basics through apps on a phone.


However, if you're looking to go more in depth on tight budget, check out Raspberry Pi or Arduino. They are open source and intentionally cheap.


This is a bit old, but check out this article: http://gotchacode.com/2012/09/how-to-build-ultra-cheap-computer-to.html


I'd say you can even pick up spare parts that people don't want anymore to DIY. Check in with the Boys and Girls Club (they might be upgrading their computers or be getting rid of parts), ask the local library, even look on Upcycle or Craigslist.

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