Bringing digital making to your library with Raspberry Pi

A1995c9abe48450ce2f82d93ca0b863f?s=47 Ben Nuttall
November 08, 2016

Bringing digital making to your library with Raspberry Pi

Presentation and workshop given at Code Green - Cracking the Code at Manchester Central Library 8/11/16

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Ben Nuttall

November 08, 2016
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    Bringing digital making to your library with Raspberry Pi Ben

    Nuttall Raspberry Pi Foundation UK Charity 1129409
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    Ben Nuttall • Raspberry Pi Community Manager • From Sheffield

    • MMU graduate • Based in Cambridge • @ben_nuttall on Twitter
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    Raspberry Pi Foundation • Educational charity founded in 2006 •

    Owns trading subsidiary Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd • Trading profits fund educational programmes
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    Our mission “Putting the power of digital making into the

    hands of people all over the world”
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    We do this by providing... • Low-cost, high-performance computers •

    Outreach and education programmes • Free resources and teacher training
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    Current models • Raspberry Pi 3 • £26 • General

    purpose computer • Raspberry Pi Zero • £4 • Good for embedded projects
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    Raspberry Jam • Independently organised community events • Family-friendly •

    Mix of meetup / conference / workshop styles • raspberrypi.org/jam
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    What do I need? • USB mouse • USB keyboard

    • USB power supply • Monitor or TV • HDMI cable • Micro SD card
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    Optional extras • Case • Ethernet cable • USB WiFi

    dongle • Camera module • USB Bluetooth dongle • Speakers or headphones
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    The SD Card • This is your hard drive –

    Operating system – Files + programs • Buy pre-installed or download and install using your PC • NOOBS (New Out Of the Box Software) – Easy installer – Drag & drop – Contains Raspbian • Raspbian – Full operating system – Lots of useful software pre-installed
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    Getting started • Insert SD card • Connect mouse &

    keyboard • Connect HDMI cable • Connect power supply
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    Main Menu • Launch programming applications • Web browser •

    Preferences and settings • Shutdown & reboot
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    Scratch • Drag & drop block interface to programming •

    Logic • Computational thinking • Easy to make games • Impossible to create a program that fails to run! • Recommended for young children
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    Sonic Pi • Sound synthesiser for creating music • Audible

    computing • Uses simple syntax text-based programming language Ruby • Used for compositions and live coding performances • Introduce computing concepts through music • Created especially for education
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    Python • Powerful extensible programming language • Easy to read

    and write • Make software, games, GUIs, websites, robots and more • Ideal for physical computing • Extensive library of additional modules for Raspberry Pi hardware • Recommended for education
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    Minecraft: Pi Edition • Free version of Minecraft on Raspberry

    Pi • Python programming interface • Learn Python by building things and making games in Minecraft • Creative computing
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    Physical computing • Flashy lights • Motors & robots •

    Photo & video • Sensors • Internet of Things • Engaging and empowering
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    Camera module • Full HD camera accessory • Photo &

    video • Controlled by code using Python or Scratch
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    Raspberry Jam in your library • Digital making activities •

    Digital skills • Mini maker space • Hosting public events in the library • Make use of existing computers (monitors, mice, keyboards)
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    Raspberry Jam in your library • Work with local Pi

    community members • Plan activities (workshops, show-and-tell) • Ticket event on eventbrite • Promote event on Raspberry Pi website and locally
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    Ipswich library Enormous fun. So inspiring to see people of

    all ages and families learning and working together in an inclusive and non- judgemental environment. ~ Charmain Osborne, Suffolk libraries
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    Raspberry Jam in your library • Get support from me

    and the Foundation team • Get support from Pi community members • See basic guidelines and tips at raspberrypi.org/jam • Contact me: ben@raspberrypi.org
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    Bringing digital making to your library with Raspberry Pi Ben

    Nuttall Raspberry Pi Foundation UK Charity 1129409