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Sam Aaron
Back in February, we announced an extension to the Astro Pi mission in the form of two coding challenges. The first required you to write Python Sense HAT code to turn Ed and Izzy (the Astro Pi computers) into an MP3 player, so that Tim Peake could plug in his headphones and listen to his... Continue reading
Back in early February we announced a new opportunity for young programmers to send their code up the International Space Station to be used by British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake. Two challenges were on offer. The first required you to write Python Sense HAT code to turn Ed and Izzy (the Astro Pi computers) into... Continue reading
For anyone in the education technology community, January is synonymous with Bett. This trade show has been taking place in London for over thirty years, and now sees over thirty thousand educators, students, parents and technology enthusiasts descending on the ExCeL Centre in Docklands to find out about the latest learning technlogies. Raspberry Pi and... Continue reading
Join the Raspberry Pi Education Team at Bett Show 2016, the annual British ed-tech show. We’ll be at ExCel London, from 20th to 23rd January 2016. With over 60 workshops and talks running over the four days, our team of Raspberry Pi in Education experts will be on hand to help you discover how Raspberry Pis can make computing... Continue reading
Live coder, researcher, MagPi contributor and creator of the music live coding platform Sonic Pi, Sam Aaron has recently found the time to teach BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ MistaJam how to code music. Sam and MistaJam look at Bizet’s Carmen before working their magic on updating it and creating a new arrangement through... Continue reading
In case you hadn’t noticed, Issue 32 of The MagPi, the Raspberry Pi magazine, came out at the end of last week – and we think it’s terrific. This month’s issue is packed with tutorials, reviews, features about your Pi projects, and much more. As always, you’ll find lots and lots of content from the... Continue reading
To celebrate the launch of Sonic Pi 2 we held the inaugural Sonic Pi competition. We were looking for some of the best space-themed music, coded with Sonic Pi v2.0 on a Raspberry Pi by school children in the UK aged between 7-16 years – and we were not disappointed. After a month of judging, Dr Sam... Continue reading
We’re always really excited to see the resources and tools we make being used by kids in school. This video is from Benton Park Primary School in Newcastle, where a Sonic Pi orchestra put on a live coding performance recently. You can see setup, practice and some of the performance itself here. I first watched... Continue reading
Dr Sam Aaron is the creator of our musical programming environment, Sonic Pi, and a researcher at the University of Cambridge Computer Lab by day. By night he’s something else altogether. The music from this video by his band, Meta-eX, was all composed on a Raspberry Pi using Sonic Pi. Sam’s hoping to make a making-of video –... Continue reading
The deadline for this competition has been extended till 9th January 2015. This week, Dr Sam Aaron released the much anticipated final version of Sonic Pi v2.0. It will be replacing Sonic Pi v1 on Raspbian very soon, and you will be able to get it via our Downloads page (we will let you know... Continue reading