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Big brown boxes If this blog was an Ealing comedy, it would be a speeded-up montage of an increasingly flustered postman delivering huge numbers of huge boxes to school reception desks across the land. At the end, they’d push their cap up at a jaunty angle and wipe their brow with a large spotted handkerchief. With squeaky... Continue reading
Just imagine: you’re elbows deep in Christmas cheer, and the rest of the family wants to know what that chunk of circuit board you found in the toe of your stocking does. Here are some demonstrations for them. First up, here’s a neat little project for those of you who have lost the dice from your... Continue reading
In a month’s time we’re sending two Raspberry Pis to the International Space Station as part of two Astro Pi flight units. We’ve all been beavering away for the last 12 months in preparation, and the launch date is almost upon us. Tim Peake is currently doing his final press conference in the UK before... Continue reading
Part of the background to my day-to-day life at work is the steady flow of emails showing me which of our learning resources my colleagues in Raspberry Pi’s education team are developing, discussing or updating at the moment. We use GitHub to manage our content and collaborate, and I get notifications that tell me about... Continue reading
Yesterday we welcomed a new member of staff to the Foundation’s growing Education Team. Marc Scott is a former teacher, joining as our new Head of Curriculum. Marc used to run a Raspberry Pi and Minecraft club at his old school, where he taught Computer Science, and Systems and Control. Marc also used to write all his... Continue reading
Here at Pi Towers, Astro Pi fever is taking hold! Over the last few weeks there have been a number of things happening which we’re really excited about, so it’s time for an update. The first and most crucial bit of news for those of you furiously writing your competition entries is that you now... Continue reading
Back in April, when we launched a revamp of our whole website, we introduced a section of free learning resources. Recently we’ve been working on a new and improved design for the layout of this material, and we’re launching it today for a selection of our resources. Our new in-house designer Sam has produced the... Continue reading
At Picademy, our awesome free training course for teachers, I run a workshop to introduce teachers to using the camera module with Python, and show them how to wire up a GPIO button they can use to trigger the camera. I always make a point of saying “now you know this, what can you make it... Continue reading
On this day 100 years ago, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in response to the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. As the dominos began to tumble Russia mobilised against Austria-Hungary, causing Germany to declare war on Russia. Germany then invaded Luxembourg and declared war on France; and on the 4th of August the... Continue reading
As you may have heard, the Boardroom at Pi Towers contains a wall covered in the poster competition entries from before Christmas 2013. We hold all our meetings in this room, and even run workshops in it during Picademy. It’s also fairly common knowledge that I have a short attention span, and that on occasion... Continue reading