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by D_E_Manton
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Car Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Car Project

Hi Everyone, I'm a teacher in a primary school and I'm interested in using the RPi with our Year 6. I want to make a program with Scratch to control a Lego remote control car. I've made an example using Windows based Scratch and it works brilliantly and I know I can teach the code to the children wi...
by D_E_Manton
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Using Raspberry Pi in the classroom
Topic: Software stack for educators
Replies: 5
Views: 3178

Re: Software stack for educators

I don't think the cost of software is the biggest issue. Many schools struggle for funds with their computers and free is always great. We have plenty of free programs installed on our machines and used in everyday teaching. No-one really cares if you pay money for it in school as long as it works a...
by D_E_Manton
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB peripherals, performance and power management
Replies: 7
Views: 3348

Re: USB peripherals, performance and power management

I'm a primary school teacher and although I have no industry experience or computing qualifications I am a keen hobbyist. I can only speak for Primary's below but I think some of this will replicate to secondary schools. I don't think the issues are going to be keyboards and mice, power supplies or ...

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