Absolute Genius Super Tech with Dick & Dom

Fran Scott is one of our favourite pyrotechnicians. She’s a Science communicator who works with the BBC on amazing demonstrations (usually involving explosions) in an effort to excite and inspire young people.

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Fran participated in last year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, using a Raspberry Pi’s GPIO to trigger a series of exploding balloons to burst, she presented her #Error404 show with us at BETT last year and created a miniature version of it as a learning resource for our website: Balloon Pi-Tay Popper.

Most recently Fran presented on the BBC’s Absolute Genius: Live hosted by comic children’s presenters Dick and Dom, during which she explains how computers can use real world inputs and outputs besides the usual keyboard, mouse and screen combination – using a Raspberry Pi connected to switches and exploding balloons.

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If you’re in the UK you can watch it now (skip to 8 minutes, when the show starts):

CBBC Live and Digital Hull, Absolute Genius: Live, with Fran Scott

Mind-blowing experiments, supersized science & loads of laughs.

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