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Digital Making & Physical Computing for Parents

Digital Making & Physical Computing for Parents

Because you have no idea what just happened but now your kids are enthusiastic and keep asking questions….

Carrie Anne Philbin

September 17, 2016

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  1. The computing curriculum “From 5, children will learn to code

    and program, with algorithms, sequencing, selection and repetition; from 11, how to use at least 2 programming languages to solve computational problems; to design … computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems; and how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system.” Michael Gove - UK Secretary for Education new ex v v
  2. The Raspberry Pi Foundation The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a

    registered educational charity (registration number 1129409) based in the UK. The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.
  3. Raspberry Pi 3 Raspberry Pi Zero BBC micro:bit - A

    desktop replacement - $35 - Bluetooth wifi - Plug into a TV or monitor with HDMI - USB keyboard & Mouse - 40 GPIO pins - A desktop replacement - $5 - Camera port - Requires an accessories kit to use with HDMI and USB - Need to solder the GPIO pins - Not a desktop replacement. - Free (for yr 7 students in 2016) or £14 - Can be programmed from another computer - LED matrix, buttons, GPIO Physical computing devices
  4. Physical computing devices Code Bug Arduino Adafruit Circuit Playground -

    Works in the same way as Microbit - £14 - Lots of free resources - Has some cool accessories like the star - Coin cell battery holder - Used for more advanced electronics and robotics - Different boards available - Programmed using C or Processing - Some python libraries available - Works in the same way as Microbit. - Great for wearables - Includes light sensors temp sensor, microphone and neopixels - Programmed using C or Processing.
  5. Hello World with LEDs from gpiozero import LED import time

    led = LED(17) led.on() time.sleep(1) led.off()
  6. Fart machines with buttons from gpiozero import Button import time

    import os, random Button = Button(2) trumps = ['silly.wav', 'wind.wav', 'raspb.wav'] while True: button.wait_for_press() parp = random.choice(trumps) os.system("aplay {0}".format(parp)) time.sleep(2)
  7. Carrie Anne Philbin Award Winning Educator, Author & YouTuber @MissPhilbin

    @GeekGurlDiaries Director of Education Raspberry Pi Foundation