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Carrie Anne Philbin

Adventures in Raspberry Pi kits in the Swag Store

As many of you know, our very own Carrie Anne Philbin spent most of last year writing Adventures in Raspberry Pi. For some reason she keeps reminding me that, with 4.8 stars out of 5, it’s currently the highest-rated Raspberry Pi book on Amazon; I can’t imagine why. The last few chapters of the book... Continue reading

Timelapse tutorial from Carrie Anne’s Geek Gurl Diaries

Even though Carrie Anne Philbin is working here at Pi Towers now, she’s still carrying on with the Geek Gurl Diaries YouTube channel that she set up before she joined us – for which we’re all profoundly grateful, because her videos are some of the best tutorials we’ve seen. Here’s the latest from Carrie Anne:... Continue reading

The Hour of Code and all things educational

There’s been a media brouhaha about coding recently**. The Hour of Code puts this into perspective—it’s all about demystifying what coding is, having a play and realising that it isn’t as arcane or difficult as you thought. Of course at one end of the scale, computer science can be as challenging as it gets. But... Continue reading

Get Carrie Anne’s book for six quid! (And a competition!)

A lot of you have had huge success in the last few months using our very own Carrie Anne Philbin’s Adventures in Raspberry Pi as a resource for kids of all ages. It’s engaging, friendly and works really well in getting kids excited and confident about using their Raspberry Pi. So much so that we’ve... Continue reading

News from Carrie Anne Philbin

Carrie Anne’s end-of-year edition of Geek Gurl Diaries had some news in it that might interest you. The whole of the video (especially the book competition) is likely to be something you’ll find interesting – but the REALLY interesting bit is the announcement that Carrie Anne makes at around the 3:49 mark. Congratulations Carrie Anne... Continue reading

Carrie Anne Philbin’s Adventures in Raspberry Pi

We are huge, giant, enormous fans of Carrie Anne Philbin. Carrie Anne’s a pioneering computing teacher, whose Geek Gurl Diaries YouTube series we can’t say enough good things about. (If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do when you’ve finished reading this post.) Carrie Anne has been busy this year: as well as working... Continue reading

Sonic Pi tutorial with Miss Philbin

Carrie Anne Philbin is the teacher we all wish we’d had. If you’ve been intrigued by the addition of Dr Sam Aaron’s Sonic Pi to the latest Raspbian update, Carrie Anne’s here to walk you through getting started. Carrie Anne (who was this year’s London Digital Hero award winner for her work on the Geek... Continue reading

Little Box of Geek from Geek Gurl Diaries

The magnificent Miss Philbin from Geek Gurl Diaries has been having fun with a Raspberry Pi, a thermal printer (the sort that till receipts are printed out on) and a big shiny button. She’s made a little Python fortune-telling box, which prints off geek pronouncements when the button’s pressed. Miss Philbin is the sort of... Continue reading