I grew up on a boat, so any kind of “early naval technology” was fascinating to me as a child, including morse code.

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Project 3: Tap Out Your Own Morse Code Message. (code available on Github)

Scope: You produce morse code messages onscreen by tapping the “m” key in a “dots-n-dashes” fashion (short tap = dot, long tap = dash).

What I Learned: 

  • Not a lot of new stuff with this one, just playing around with Javascript. I debated about implementing the dots and dashes with D3.js, but it was so simple that CSS did the job just fine.

What I Left:

  • I think it would be fun to introduce a “quizzing” component, where the page would show a simple message that the user would try to reproduce in morse code, and the page would verify if it had been done correctly. I may come back and add this later.