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by jamesrobinson
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy Ireland?
Replies: 5
Views: 12752

Re: Picademy Ireland?

Hi Bez, We often get asked about when Picademy is coming to different parts of the world and we're constantly looking for ways to reach more teachers. You can find answers to you questions here https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/picademy-questions-answered/ The short answer however is no, we don’t cur...
by jamesrobinson
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Picademy in Baltimore Aug 13 - 14, 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 8743

Re: Picademy in Baltimore Aug 13 - 14, 2016

Yes, UK applications are open to international attendees
by jamesrobinson
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Certified educator tag on forums?
Replies: 11
Views: 7142

Re: Certified educator tag on forums?

Apologies to anyone that hasn't been able to get their Certified Educator forum status, we've now clarified the process.

To get your Certified Educator Tag on the forums, follow the steps in this post:
viewtopic.php?f=99&t=151056
by jamesrobinson
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: STICKY: How to get you Certified Educator Forum Badge
Replies: 3
Views: 12114

STICKY: How to get you Certified Educator Forum Badge

If you've attended a Picademy and graduated as a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator you can get yourself an awesome Forum Badge. To get your super swanky badge all you have to do is create a forum account: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/ucp.php?mode=register Once registered you will need to post at...
by jamesrobinson
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: [email protected]
Replies: 12
Views: 25670

Re: [email protected]

We aim to give as much notice as possible of acceptance to events, all spaces for Liverpool have now been allocated and all applicants should have received an update as to whether they were accepted or not.

Please DM me if that hasn't happened, and I'll double check.
by jamesrobinson
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: High Altitude Balloon
Topic: using Pi in sky AND(?) sense hat?
Replies: 12
Views: 3232

Re: using Pi in sky AND(?) sense hat?

Hi,

The simple answer is yes. These two boards will work together, I flew an A+ with Sense and PITs boards in September last year.

At the time I used the PITs software to handle the GPS and telemetry transmission and ran a datalogger program to collet sensor data and write to a local file.
by jamesrobinson
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Distance Learning
Replies: 4
Views: 2876

Re: Distance Learning

Our current model for picademy is very much a face to face experience and wouldn't translate easily to an online platform.

However we are looking into how we supplement this with some online training.
by jamesrobinson
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Attending Picademy USA
Replies: 56
Views: 11764

Re: Attending Picademy USA

Hi Patrick,

If we can help answer any questions about Picademy let us know. If you're on twitter you can connect with past attendees and get their input using #picademy.

James
Certified Educator
by jamesrobinson
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Scratch GPIO
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Scratch GPIO

Our resources have been updated to reflect the new version of scratch, which has GPIO support built in.

If you are on wheezy you can install the latest version by typing

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nuscratch
I'll update the resource to include these instructions.
by jamesrobinson
Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Apt-get issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: Apt-get issues

Yeah it'll have retrieved a html doc. (Not at school now).

Did the same thing for github raw files until I added exception.

I'll double check 2moro
by jamesrobinson
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Apt-get issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: Apt-get issues

I can ping the mirrordirector server but the same error Hit http://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy Release.gpg Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy Release.gpg Hit http://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy Release Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy Release.gpg [3,794 B] Hit http://a...
by jamesrobinson
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Apt-get issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: Apt-get issues

Ok thought so, It's been upblocked, but still getting the same errors.
by jamesrobinson
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Apt-get issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Re: Apt-get issues

We have exactly the same issue here in school with lightspeed too.

Our Network Manager is keen to help get it working and has added http://mirrordirector.org/ to the allowed list.
Is Mirror director just a redirection service to archive.raspbian.org?
by jamesrobinson
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: STICKY: Advice from first cohort
Replies: 19
Views: 21795

Re: Advice for Attendees of Picademy

Picademy is a fantastic 2 days which you are going to LOVE! Some simple advice would be: Ask every question you can think of no matter how small, crazy, simple, daft. They is no such thing as a silly question. The RPF team are amazing, get stuck with anything just ask, they will do anything and ever...
by jamesrobinson
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Sonic Pi lessons
Replies: 8
Views: 3313

Re: Sonic Pi lessons

either installed as part of noobs image by default.

or

"sudo apt-get install sonic-pi"

in LXterminal

However version 2 is a significant improvement
by jamesrobinson
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Cohort 2 contacts
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

Re: Cohort 2 contacts

Hey all,

If you ping Clive a private message he'll give your account a nice shiny badge --->

James
by jamesrobinson
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Cohort 2 contacts
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

Cohort 2 contacts

Hi all just following @missduttons example from cohort 1, thought I'd start a thread to share contact details. I'm James Robinson, currently working in Cambridgeshire secondary school, I also run a local CAS hub in the area. I can be contacted on: jrobinson at soham-college.org.uk james.robinson at ...
by jamesrobinson
Thu May 08, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: GitHub
Replies: 5
Views: 2514

Re: GitHub

I guess as well, if a school (with a github org) had links with industry or computer science professionals (code club etc) then those professionals could see, comment and contribute to the code that pupils are producing on git hub. Could be quite cool...
by jamesrobinson
Thu May 08, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: GitHub
Replies: 5
Views: 2514

Re: GitHub

I've been playing around a little with Github over the past week or two and can really see the benefit of using it for assessment. Especially with my KS4 Pupils who do more coding than KS3 and have their own pi to serve as a local repo. I'm hoping to find some time soon (year 11 leaving tomorrow mig...
by jamesrobinson
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Hiding Wifi Key
Replies: 14
Views: 4425

Re: Hiding Wifi Key

Thanks everyone, I'll feed this back to our network guys. Perhaps a mobile router that could move with the pi kits and hook up to a spare network socket. This coupled with hidden ssid / different WPA key and MAC filtering should provide adequate security, and mean the pis could be used in rooms with...
by jamesrobinson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Hiding Wifi Key
Replies: 14
Views: 4425

Re: Hiding Wifi Key

Thanks Dougie, Shame, the lack of sudo for students would be a problem, as you say for GPIO etc. Is there any way of encrypting the WPA key so as to mask it, without removing students sudo abiltiy? I have students using their own Pi, I don't want to have to remove their sudo privilages just to use t...
by jamesrobinson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Hiding Wifi Key
Replies: 14
Views: 4425

Hiding Wifi Key

Hi, I'd like to connect a set of raspberry pi to a school wifi network without compromising the wifi key. Is this possible? The key is a looong hex key, but one that the pupils aren't suppose to know. I'm assuming the pi stores the ssid and key in plaintext? I could restrict the plaintext file with ...
by jamesrobinson
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Next steps/what we need...
Replies: 10
Views: 3391

Re: Next steps/what we need...

Cool, signed up for education about earlier this week and got a class to registered. Just waiting for edu account to be approved.

Thanks
by jamesrobinson
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Next steps/what we need...
Replies: 10
Views: 3391

Re: Next steps/what we need...

I thought as much just wanted to check, I've adapted the Coder lessons for my own delivery but still essentially the same unit. While I'm here, I've been following #picademy tweets and interested in using github in the classroom. For backup but also beyond. Do you have any good places / tutorials / ...
by jamesrobinson
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Next steps/what we need...
Replies: 10
Views: 3391

Re: Next steps/what we need...

Carrie Anne, I'm working in a school just outside Cambridge and as a CAS Master Teacher I'm looking to run some Pi CPD this term and just wanted to check whether you / the foundation would have any issue with me basing it on some of your resources. Eg the Coder scheme of work which is great and is s...

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