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by scott_pdp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Lessons and worksheets editable format
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: Lessons and worksheets editable format

Most, if not all, of the Raspberry Pi Foundation documentation including the Teach/Make/Learn Resources are stored on Github in Markdown format. At the foot of every Resource page there is a link labelled View project & license on GitHub that will take you to the repository for that Resource. Thank...
by scott_pdp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Hour of Code week experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: Hour of Code week experiences

I hadn't thought of checking the power supply. I will do that. Our lab has 18 Rpi3 in C4Labs' Zebra cases. They are attached to the back of each monitor with a VESA plate. We've had great success with them since they were put into service in August. I have a USB power meter that I can put on one of ...
by scott_pdp
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Hour of Code week experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Hour of Code week experiences

I invited some of our grades that don't have computer classes to do after school Hour of Code activities. Wow! I teach high school and our students have computer classes during their 11th and 12th grade years. My goal is to get students in front of computers starting in middle school, but we're not ...
by scott_pdp
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Lessons and worksheets editable format
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Lessons and worksheets editable format

Does anyone know if the lessons and student worksheets,found in the Education/Resources/Teach area, exist in an editable format? I would love to add some challenges or tweak the lesson/worksheets for our students (and the materials we have at hand). Or perhaps to make them more printer friendly in s...
by scott_pdp
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: My (current) Teacher Wishlist (from a developing country)
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

My (current) Teacher Wishlist (from a developing country)

Thank you RPF for the Pi, Picademy and all the resources. I appreciate all that you've done and are doing to bring low cost technology to the masses. I teach high school sciences and technology in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. This year we replaced our aging Windows-centric computer lab environment with new ...
by scott_pdp
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: PiNet questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

PiNet questions

Is there is a single forum for PiNet questions? I am trying to change the memory split. The PiNet documentation says to go to the 'other' menu, but my 'other' menu in PiNet does not match the video tutorial for customizing the config.txt file. Am I using a newer or older version of PiNet? Mine says ...
by scott_pdp
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Tutorial: Install Pinet on Ubuntu server
Replies: 9
Views: 3715

Re: Tutorial: Install Pinet on Ubuntu server

Thanks for posting this tutorial. I'm about to embark on a full Raspberry Pi lab and I've just downloaded the Ubuntu server image to get started with Pinet. Do you know if there is a web-based forum or group for Pinet users/admins? I have a few questions and there doesn't seem to be a good place to ...
by scott_pdp
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: My Raspberry Pi class
Replies: 48
Views: 14447

Re: My Raspberry Pi class

Major Tom, thanks for all your words. Your posts about successes and failures are inspiring. I'm trying to put together the numbers for a Raspberry Pi space for next year.

Please keep your experiences coming they're quite helpful.

Scott Bridges
Sonlight Academy
Port-de-Paix, Haiti
by scott_pdp
Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: All Pi - All the Time
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: All Pi - All the Time

I'm anxious to hear about this type of setup as well. We currently have 21 Windows computers in our school. Maintaining them is becoming a bigger job all the time. I am the high school sciences and tech teacher and I would like to switch over to only Raspberry Pi computers, using PiNet to manage the...
by scott_pdp
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: New 8MP Camera - Q&A thread
Replies: 448
Views: 153119

Re: New 8MP Camera - Q&A thread

My apologies if this question is too far off topic. I use a python script using picamera with the current 5MP camera on an A+ (256MB). I would love to upgrade my projects to the 8MP cameras, but can anyone tell me if I'll need to adjust the memory split or if I can expect a performance hit because I...
by scott_pdp
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: GPIO button press not working
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: GPIO button press not working

Thanks for having a look. Sorry, I should have been way more clear about its normal use. The script runs at startup. The 'ready LED' comes on. If you press the button attached to GPIO 23, the script will capture the image and save the file. If the button is not pressed for 8 minutes, it performs a s...
by scott_pdp
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: GPIO button press not working
Replies: 4
Views: 930

GPIO button press not working

I have some code for a camera project that has worked great in the past. I had some trouble with a solder joint on my RTC and fixed that and then reimaged my card with lastest Jessie (3-18) and put my camera script back on it. RTC is working fine which means I2C is working fine. GPIO 25 which turns ...
by scott_pdp
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Pi Academy Dates and Locations
Replies: 4
Views: 4030

Re: Pi Academy Dates and Locations

Can I suggest a Pi Academy USA date that is during the summer? I am a full-time life sciences and technology educator in Haiti. I would love to attend Pi Academy but it would have to be during the summer while I am already in the United States. The costs associated with an extra trip and the time aw...
by scott_pdp
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: camera shutdown timer help
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: camera shutdown timer help

I repower it, it appears to boot normally. The camera script runs as a crontab entry using @reboot. I get a $ prompt and then it seems to initiate another shutdown. It's all on the bench in my classroom right now. Tomorrow is Labor Day, so no classes. We'll have a close look at the screen. Perhaps w...
by scott_pdp
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: camera shutdown timer help
Replies: 5
Views: 915

camera shutdown timer help

Hi, My daughter and I are working on a camera project together. We've got an A+ working with the camera, an Adafruit PowerBoost 500 charger, a RTC module, and a 2500mAh lithium pack . We're just taking still images using picamera. Our goal now is two fold, 1) start the python script and after some m...

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