I have seen quite a few very well done setups that consist of a Raspberry Pi (or a clone), and a monitor or cheap HDMI TV.
If you want an analog clock, and not just a digital display of one, then you have a harder job cut out for yourself.
It's pretty obscure, but still my favourite, and I would argue one of the better languages for learning the basics in.
That only works for the cases where the teachers are paid for that time in the summer.
Often, that is not the case, and instead they are working another job to replace the paycheck that stops coming during that period.
It's easy to blame the teachers for this, but I try not expect people to spend a quarter of the unpaid time I see teachers already spending doing class prep, let alone more.
(I'm sure that there are teachers that don't spend that time. I'm also sure that there are teachers, somewhere, that actually get paid for that time. But the ones I know personally already spend huge amounts of completely unpaid time on class prep, and often are just left out in the cold entirely during the summer unless they are teaching summer classes.)
The real value of a self-driving car is just that, fully self-driving.
It's having something that can drive while you're asleep, reading, or maybe even working on your laptop.
It's something that can drive your 10 year old to school, drop them off, and then drive back to the house so that other people in the household can use the car.
And just as importantly, it's something that someone who is not fit to drive-maybe for medical reasons, maybe because they have not slept in 24 hours, maybe because they are drunk-can use to safely get where they need to go.
So no, the danger of salf-driving cars isn't that people will decide not to be in the driver's seat, the danger is that both automakers and regulators will try and give us supposedly self-driving cars that can't handle those cases, and then be surprised when things go horribly wrong, or when people just don't see the value in buying one.
Personally, I plan on ownning a true self-driving car very soon after I can buy one that can do the driving when I can't, and I bet that the vast majority of legally blind adults with enouh money will be right along there with me. But that won't happen anytime soon when people are acting like you need a driver for it to be safe.
The #1 priority, it has to be at least as good as my $30 Timex at what that $30 Timex actually does.
I could live with the battery needing charging every week, but not more often, half the point of my watch is being able to tell at a quick glance how much longer I have to sleep. (Without putting my glasses on, thanks, a clock on the night stand really doesn't help here.)
Better programmable alarms, alarm noises, and vibration alerts than I can get with a simple watch would be good.
Beyond that, give me a good heart rate monitor, and other basic sensors, and a good API to play with it all.
I'll probably be along, at least for a little while.
I'll go for either a new spine, or new lungs.
Just not sure which.
I'm a system administrator.
Well, alright, I also do my share of coding, but I'm a sysadmin first.
Assuming that it goes high enough, power disturbation. It's enough of a savings that every decade or so people talk about using current generation superconductors for it, need for cryogenic cooling and all.
Then making a lot of stuff that uses current superconductors cheaper, like MRI machines and particle accelerators.
Sure, I bet that there will be _plenty_ of new stuff, but I'm less convinced that anyone is going to be able to predict what that will be all that well.
Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"