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by CommanderCoder
Tue May 29, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Illustrations
Replies: 1
Views: 2612

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Illustrations

The Raspberry Pi Education User Manual (Trial Edition) is coming soon. https://plus.google.com/110363834883985119345/posts/dcAn955EN1A The Raspberry Filling Educational Manual (Trial Edition) will be available from the 4th June 2012. It will have a limited release to educationalists and those with a...
by CommanderCoder
Tue May 29, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 16237

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

My apologies for interrupting the thread, but: The Raspberry Pi Education User Manual (Trial Edition) is coming soon. https://plus.google.com/110363834883985119345/posts/dcAn955EN1A The Raspberry Filling Educational Manual (Trial Edition) will be available from the 4th June 2012. It will have a limi...
by CommanderCoder
Thu May 17, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 16237

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

The manual is an educational resource for those new to computer science. Delving into assembler isn't exactly in the remit although I hope to see it exposed more in online resources. I'd suggest you get your guides onto the wiki and we can certainly point to them. That goes for anyone else that has ...
by CommanderCoder
Tue May 15, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Illustrations
Replies: 1
Views: 2612

The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Illustrations

Hello Raspberry Pi forum members. Over the past few months the Computing At Schools working group (CAS) has been working on a user manual to be ready for the educational launch. The manual is destined to answer that question to be asked by many Raspberry Pi owners; "What do I do with it?" The manual...
by CommanderCoder
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 16237

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

<t>alecthegeek said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Raspberry Filling said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I've had a few request to know more about the manual's structure so I'll make a posting on our Facebook page.<br/> <br/> <br/> Not all of us facebook....<br/> <br/> <br/> If you don't facebook (you can still see t...
by CommanderCoder
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 16237

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

<r>The user manual isn't aimed at the under 5's I'm afraid.  Neither is the software on it other than what can be done with Scratch.  Our aim is to expose computing and computer science to children as early as possible.  There has to be a certain level of competency in numeracy and literacy before t...
by CommanderCoder
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 16237

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

<t>alecthegeek said: <br/> <br/> <br/> What assumptions can we make when writing a tutorial? e.g. will X be started, what text editor,.....<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> You can safely assume that X will have started up and the user will be presented with a desktop when the SD card boots.  There is likely ...
by CommanderCoder
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 16237

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

<t>holdenweb said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Hi. I've been teaching Python for over ten years now, and as the chairman of the Python Software Foundation I am very keen to help teachers get up to speed with the language.<br/> <br/> As a result I have decided to release my "Introduction to Python" class slide...
by CommanderCoder
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions
Replies: 61
Views: 16237

Re: The Official Raspberry Filling : Call for Contributions

<r>Hello Raspberry Pi forum members.<br/> <br/> Over the past few months the Computing At Schools working group (CAS) has been working on a user manual to be ready for the educational launch.  The manual is destined to answer that question to be asked by many Raspberry Pi owners; "What do I do with ...
by CommanderCoder
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Python Libraries
Replies: 6
Views: 5094

Re: Python Libraries

<t>That'd be great. I'm looking forward to the official OS and set of Raspberry Pi software. It'll make it so much easier for all children across the country to share their experiences. There is so much chatter on here about what to do with the hardware (a fixed target). It'd be nice to start some c...
by CommanderCoder
Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Python Libraries
Replies: 6
Views: 5094

Re: Python Libraries

<t>I'm working my way through some Python examples which I hope will be enough to attract some apprentice computer scientists. They start with simply finding the factors for the numbers 1 to 50 (some homework my 9 year old son had) and leads onto writing a simulation to thinking about resource manag...
by CommanderCoder
Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Headless Raspberry Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Headless Raspberry Pi

<t>I'm assuming that automatically running software on the Raspberry Pi without a keyboard and TV at boot up is simple. My knowledge of Linux admin has faded over the years but I remember it could be done from /etc/init.rc or similar.<br/> <br/> I specifically imagining hobbyists / children creating...
by CommanderCoder
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Inspirational people in Computer Science
Replies: 99
Views: 19530

Re: Inspirational people in Computer Science

<r>Thanks for this list of names. I've made a note of them all. <URL url="http://goo.gl/0MkCm">http://goo.gl/0MkCm</URL><br/> <br/> I like the idea of getting Mark Shuttleworth involved especially if he can get "Ribuntu" created for it.<br/> <br/> Drop me an email if you think of any more.<br/> <br/...
by CommanderCoder
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Inspirational people in Computer Science
Replies: 99
Views: 19530

Re: Inspirational people in Computer Science

<t>As part of writing the Raspberry Pi manual* (for apprentice computer scientists), we'd like someone inspirational in Computer Science / Computing to write a prologue or the introductory section. This somebody ought to be recognisable to school age children, 11+. A name like "Stephen Fry" or "Bria...
by CommanderCoder
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Children programming the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 6116

Re: Children programming the Raspberry Pi

That is really cool. I want to work out how to make SOUND work. Everything I've seen seems to be "wav" driven and it is really hard to find something that just generates tonal frequencies.
by CommanderCoder
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What have we missed?
Replies: 286
Views: 60716

Re: What have we missed?

I know Python is included but is IDLE (or another Python IDE) included too?
by CommanderCoder
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3708
Views: 205487

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>I've been watching the Raspberry Pi grow since I first heard of it in January this year. I'm extremely looking forward to getting my hands on one in November. It reminds me of the excitement I had as I waited to get a BBC Model B back in November of 1981. (At the bargain price of £335; how did my...
by CommanderCoder
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Children programming the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 6116

Re: Children programming the Raspberry Pi

Python has LOGO built in, via the turtle library. In IDLE or similar try typing

>>> from turtle import *
>>> forward(100)

Seven Ways to Use Turtle
by CommanderCoder
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Welcome Pack
Replies: 14
Views: 4020

Re: Welcome Pack

<t>Looks like a few independent thinkers are on the same page with regard to a welcome manual. I posted a similar suggestion just now. As I say in my post, having it on paper is better. Any child whose parents cannot afford a cheap computer are unlikely to have the internet, but they will have acces...
by CommanderCoder
Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Children programming the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 20
Views: 6116

Re: Children programming the Raspberry Pi

<t>I've been watching the Raspberry Pi grow since I first heard of it in January this year. I'm extremely looking forward to getting my hands on one in November. It reminds me of the excitement I had as I waited to get a BBC Model B back in November of 1981. (At the bargain price of £335; how did my...

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