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Raspberry Pi and the community - Code Club regional coordinators meetup

Raspberry Pi and the community - Code Club regional coordinators meetup

I introduced the Code Club regional coordinators to what the Raspberry Pi Foundation is all about

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Ben Nuttall

April 26, 2016
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  1. Raspberry Pi and the community Ben Nuttall Raspberry Pi Foundation

    UK Charity 1129409
  2. Ben Nuttall • Raspberry Pi Community Manager – Part of

    Programmes team – Software & project development – Learning resources & teacher training – Programmes & outreach • Hobbyist turned employee • Based in Cambridge • From Sheffield / Manchester • @ben_nuttall on Twitter
  3. Raspberry Pi • Family of small computers • Price range

    £4 - £26 • Made in the UK • Used – in education – in industry – by hobbyists
  4. Raspberry Why? • A programmable device the price of a

    textbook • Skills shortage and lack of understanding – Programming – Computer systems – Engineering • 1980s computer era – Home computing was difficult not widely accessible, but created skilled users
  5. Raspberry Pi Foundation

  6. Raspberry Pi Foundation Strategy “Putting the power of digital making

    into the hands of people all over the world” https://philipcolligan.com/2016/02/20/strategy-1-0/
  7. 29 February 2012 • Raspberry Pi Model B on general

    sale • 10, 000 in stock
  8. 29 February 2012 • Raspberry Pi Model B on general

    sale • 10, 000 in stock • 100, 000 sold on first day
  9. Raspberry Pi Community

  10. Raspberry Jam

  11. Raspberry Pi in Schools

  12. Over 8 Million Raspberry Pis sold • Minor revisions •

    Model A • Model B+ • Model A+ • Raspberry Pi 2 Model B • Raspberry Pi Zero • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  13. Education • Picademy - free CPD for teachers – Picademy

    USA – Picademy @ Google – Skycademy • Free learning resources on our website • Programmes, events and outreach
  14. Raspberry Pi Setup

  15. What do I need? • USB mouse • USB keyboard

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

    dongle • Camera module • USB Bluetooth dongle • Speakers or headphones
  17. The operating system - Raspbian

  18. Main Menu • Launch programming applications • Web browser •

    Preferences and settings • Shutdown & reboot • Look – it's a real computer!
  19. Scratch • Based on Scratch 1.4 (not Scratch 2) •

    Optimised for Raspberry Pi • Extended to add physical computing capabilities
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Physical computing • Flashy lights • Motors & robots •

    Photo & video • Sensors • Internet of Things • Engaging and empowering
  24. GPIO Pins – General Purpose Input/Output rasp.io

  25. GPIO in Scratch • GPIO Server • Use broadcast blocks

    • Drag & drop programming for flashing lights, robots and more!
  26. Python - GPIO Zero • Simple interfaces to physical components

    • LED, Button, Buzzer, Motor, Robot, LightSensor, etc.
  27. CamJam EduKit • £5 starter kit • £7 sensors kit

    • £17 robot kit • Free worksheets • Very reusable
  28. HATs

  29. Pi in the Sky

  30. The sky is the limit...

  31. ...or is it?

  32. Astro Pi

  33. Sense HAT • 8x8 RGB LED matrix • Mini joystick

    • Gyroscope • Accelerometer • Magnetometer • Temperature sensor • Barometric pressure sensor • Humidity sensor • Python interface
  34. www.raspberrypi.org • Daily blog articles – news, projects and stories

    • OS Downloads • Help pages • Documentation • Community sites • Forums
  35. Raspberry Pi Learning Resources • Teach, Learn and Make •

    Free • Creative Commons • Created by Raspberry Pi Education Team • Scratch, Python and more
  36. Raspberry Pi Weekly • Free weekly email newsletter • Raspberry

    Pi news, projects and articles • 3 years of issues on the website • raspberrypi.org/weekly
  37. The MagPi • Community magazine established in 2012 (as free

    PDF download) • Now the official Raspberry Pi magazine • Paper copies on sale in UK shops and online • Still a free PDF download • Occasionally comes with a free computer • Book series (also available for free)
  38. Raspberry Jam raspberrypi.org/jam

  39. Join in! • Slack: – #community – #thenorth • Google+

    – Raspberry Jam organisers community (ask me for the link) • Twitter: – #rjam – #ccukchat March
  40. Raspberry Pi and the community Ben Nuttall Raspberry Pi Foundation

    UK Charity 1129409