Raspberry Pi Foundation: digital making for everyone!

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November 21, 2017

Raspberry Pi Foundation: digital making for everyone!

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Ben Nuttall

November 21, 2017
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  1. Raspberry Pi Foundation Digital making for everyone! Ben Nuttall Raspberry

    Pi Foundation UK Charity 1129409
  2. Ben Nuttall • Raspberry Pi Community Manager • Based in

    Cambridge, UK • Creator of gpiozero python library • Columnist on opensource.com • github.com/bennuttall • twitter.com/ben_nuttall • ben@raspberrypi.org
  3. Raspberry Pi Foundation • Educational charity founded in 2009 •

    Aims to democratise computing • Owns Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd, who make the Raspberry Pi computer
  4. A computer (1981)

  5. A computer (2010)

  6. ICT Lessons

  7. Cambridge University Computer Lab

  8. A device to re-ignite the spark... • Programmable device –

    Programmable by default – Hackable – nothing hidden/closed • Plug into TV and keyboard – Easy to plug-and-play at home • Modern programming language – Python not BASIC • Physical computing element – Connect to real world • Cheap – Don’t mind breaking it – Easily replaceable – The cost of a textbook (textbooks are about £20, right?) • Small – Carry in your pocket / throw in your bag – Embed it inside something
  9. Raspberry + Python

  10. Broadcom Arm chips in mobile phones

  11. Prototypes of a general purpose computer

  12. It runs Linux! • You can run Python … or

    anything else! • It’s now a low-end general purpose PC • Build on top of well supported kernel & distros • Access to hardware & I/O • Lots more learning potential
  13. Raspberry Pi Blog (2011)

  14. Get your stickers! £1 for charity

  15. Get your stickers! £1 for charity

  16. Beta boards on Ebay

  17. Raspberry Pi (2012) 700MHz single core CPU VideoCoreIV 3D GPU

    256MB RAM $35
  18. Raspberry Pi Model B Launch 29 February 2012 10, 000

    in stock 2 online distributors Both websites crashed
  19. Raspberry Pi Model B Launch 29 February 2012 10, 000

    in stock 2 online distributors Both websites crashed 100, 000 orders on first day
  20. Business model • Raspberry Pi Trading hires engineers, designs hardware,

    and licences Raspberry Pi design to two distributors • Distributors order from factory, sell & ship around the world, and make royalty payment to RPTL • Raspberry Pi Trading profits go to Raspberry Pi Foundation to fund education programmes
  21. Community

  22. Awesome projects

  23. Awesome projects

  24. Awesome projects

  25. Awesome projects insπred insπred

  26. Open source software libraries

  27. Made in the UK

  28. Sony Pencoed

  29. Foundation grows • Foundation hires educators and community members •

    Develops teacher training programme, online learning resources, does more outreach work • In 2015, RPF merges with Code Club to support their work in after-school clubs • In 2017, RPF merges with CoderDojo to support their work in youth coding clubs
  30. Product evolution 2012 2012 2014 2014 2014 2015 2015 2016

    2017 2017 Pi 1 Model B Pi 1 Model A Compute Module 1 Pi 1 Model B+ Pi 1 Model A+ Pi 2 Pi Zero Pi 3 Compute Module 3 Pi Zero W $35 $25 $30 $35 $20 $35 $5 $35 $30 $10
  31. Raspberry Pi

  32. Our mission “Putting the power of digital making into the

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

    Outreach and education programmes • Free resources and teacher training
  34. 15 million Raspberry Pis sold

  35. Raspberry Pi in Schools

  36. Raspberry Pi at home

  37. Raspberry Pi in industry

  38. Current models • Raspberry Pi 3 • 64-bit quad-core ARMv8

    @ 1.2GHz • 1GB RAM • $35 • Raspberry Pi Zero / Zero W • 32-bit single-core ARMv6 @ 1GHz • 512MB RAM • $5 / $10
  39. Raspbian OS

  40. GPIO Pins – General Purpose Input/Output

  41. Physical computing • Flashy lights • Motors & robots •

    Photo & video • Sensors • Internet of Things • Engaging and empowering
  42. Free learning resources • Free resources to teach, learn and

    make with Raspberry Pi • Freely licensed, CC BY-SA • Source available on GitHub • raspberrypi.org/resources
  43. Digital making curriculum

  44. Picademy • Free teacher training & professional development • Network

    of certified educators • Cross-curricular • Courses run regularly in UK & US • New: £1M funding from Google • raspberrypi.org/picademy
  45. Raspberry Jam • Independently organised community events • Family-friendly •

    Mix of meetup / conference / workshop styles • raspberrypi.org/jam
  46. Code Club • Free volunteer-led after school clubs for children

    aged 9-13 • Projects provided using Scratch, HTML and Python • Training and support provided for volunteers • codeclub.org.uk
  47. The MagPi • Monthly 100-page magazine • Available to buy

    in shops or online • Also available free online • CC BY-NC-SA • Nov 2015 - free Pi Zero • May 2017 - free AIY projects kit
  48. Raspberry Pi Foundation Digital making for everyone! Ben Nuttall Raspberry

    Pi Foundation UK Charity 1129409