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by WyteNite
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for people other than educators?
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

Re: Picademy for people other than educators?

How does running a charity shop align with a charity's stated aim? It brings in much needed funds to help with whatever its aims are! Aims are always easier to achieve when cash flows are positive. Believe me, I have been a charity trustee, and most of the meetings were taken up with finance issues!...
by WyteNite
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for people other than educators?
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

Re: Become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator too!

AgeUK, like many other charities, runs shops to raise funds for their main activities. All I am suggesting is that consideration could be given by the RPi Foundation to utilising their existing staff and volunteer expertise to run commercial courses to raise additional funds. Would not this then be ...
by WyteNite
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for people other than educators?
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

Re: Become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator too!

Yes, I'm sorry, I am not trying to be argumentative, simply offering what I hoped was constructive criticism. As far as I am aware Charitable status does not preclude fund raising, and I am simply suggesting that much needed funds could be raised by running courses commercially for guys like me, giv...
by WyteNite
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for people other than educators?
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

Re: Become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator too!

But we are in a commercial world here. If they are overworked, and more work = more turnover = more profit = business expansion = success! then I would have thought that recruitment would be a better answer then "too busy". Isn't that how we developed from counting on our fingers to where we are now...
by WyteNite
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for people other than educators?
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

Re: Become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator too!

Well, I do think it rather sad that Pi "educationalists" appear to take such narrow view of who they think they should be educating! It seems a strange dichotomy ; They believe that the best learning results are obtained by face-to-face teaching in a class environment...and then say to people outsid...
by WyteNite
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for people other than educators?
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

Re: Become a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator too!

Hi Justin Well I hope that get more of a response than I did on this issue. I must admit to being very surprised that no-one on these forums seems to have the manners or common decency to at least reply and just tell be to get lost if there will be no course which I can attend, or give me some clue ...
by WyteNite
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy for people other than educators?
Replies: 20
Views: 4291

Picademy for people other than educators?

Hi Carrie Anne I have had no response when posting this against a fresh topic, it is a simple question to which I would much appreciate a simple answer Although I am well past my sell-by date, and cannot claim to be a teacher, I would love to get trained up on the Rpi. I have been a professional pro...
by WyteNite
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Getting trained
Replies: 0
Views: 1113

Getting trained

Hi Although I am well past my sell-by date, and cannot claim to be a teacher, I would love to get trained up on the Rpi. I have been a professional programmer in the past, but only Windows stuff using visual studio, so it will be a large jump for me to get to grips with this. I would love therefore ...
by WyteNite
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Future Picademy Dates
Replies: 15
Views: 11048

Re: Future Picademy Dates

This looks great. How do I sign up, and how much does it cost? Do I have to be a teacher? I have been looking for a live course such as this for some time!
by WyteNite
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Low-level access to camera output?
Replies: 46
Views: 5207

Re: Low-level access to camera output?

Hi Minkie

Back in harness now. Did you manage to get anywhere with your project?
by WyteNite
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

Yes; just rescued it from my junk mail!
by WyteNite
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

It's getting a date which is going to be the difficulty!
It will probably be July before I have a suitable gap. Would this be ok with you?
by WyteNite
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

If you have a tent or a caravan and want a free holiday in King's Lynn we can talk Pi all day for a week ;-) Serious, let me know ... June some time? Hi Cancelor I have a friend (surprising as that may seem!) who has a cottage in Sherringham, which is not a million miles from Kings Lynn, and which ...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

CDC sounds like it may be what I need to look at.
I would still like to see an introductory course running !! :D
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

I will need to connect to this:- http://wiki.openpilot.org/display/Doc/Revolution+Hardware+Manual My need is to help develop an auto-land facility for an autopilot, and I have been considering using the Pi camera to enable an analysis of the plane's position wrt the runway by recognising the positio...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

As far as I am concerned this is not just about me...it may have been at the start, but then I began to think that the idea of such "live" classes would be viable, and indeed popular, and I have, in this thread, being trying to put forward some helpful thoughts, based on courses that I am involved w...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

No...all my work has been done at high level in windows and C# etc. (although many moons ago I used to play around with C and DOS ; even wrote a game in DOS back in the 80's which went down well at my son's school (he was 8 at the time, and is now the Software Design Director of an international sof...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

OK, I stand corrected and humbled...relegated to those of the "not worth teaching" sub-human class. Shame really; I would have hoped that my Doctorate in computing science, and 25 years of software writing would have counted for something. Ahh well, I am obviously considered passed it by the younger...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

More thoughts on documentation This would be basically down to the instructor to put together, possibly with the assistance of others in the RPi community. Based on my own experience I would suggest as follows: Keep it all electronic if at all possible to avoid any printing costs. Requirements are p...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

What does "Outside my scope" mean? I thought that the OS was basically Linux, and that Linux had a usb library "libusb"; am I misunderstanding something?
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

Ref the "Week"...I am only talking about an initial overview course here to get the attendees to a stage where they can use their RPi confidently, and get on by themselves with doing all the clever stuff which has been alluded to, and briefly outlined, on the course. 8-) Ref the USB, from the brief ...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

You would dream of using USB if that was the only option from the other device!!!
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

Many people (including me!!!) will be wanting to talk to the RPi from other devices, and the USB socket is a good way to do this. I am sure that such a Black Art is as of a mere nothing to a man of your talent :D Anyway, I am sure that there will be USB egg-spurts out there somewhere who could provi...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

Potential Scope of an RPi One Day Training Course Morning • Intro and walk-around of the hardware highlighting the various on-board modules etc.. • OS choices (suggest sticking to the basic Rasbian for the actual course hands-on work, but with a brief descriptions of the other possible choices • Dow...
by WyteNite
Mon May 19, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Live "getting started" sessions
Replies: 40
Views: 4186

Re: Live "getting started" sessions

Here are some ideas to cover the points raised; by the way, this course could become popular, so any solution we come up with should be as generic and all-encompassing as possible, with the longer term in view (I am ever the optimist!):- 1) Documentation If sponsorship of the training docs is not fo...

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