Exeter Raspberry Jam 1st April

Another well attended and busy Raspberry Jam at Exeter Library. We saw a lot of new people and some familiar faces.

We took along our PlayStation dance mat connected to minecraft which was very popular

as well as the robotic arm and our 3d printer.

The next jam on May 6th will be the fourth anniversary of holding Raspberry Jams in Exeter library – more about that as we get nearer the time!

 

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Workshop at Exeter University

On 28th March we delivered a workshop at Exeter Business School for their One Planet MBA course. As part of their course the students were set a challenge to use technology to solve a problem. Our session was on the internet of things and we explored using both the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino  using node-red. The students then spent the next few days developing their ideas and putting what they had learnt into practice.

 

 


 

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Adult coding sessions at the Phoenix

In March we ran an adult coding workshop at Exeter Phoenix. This was two two hour sessions on separate days. The first was an introduction to the BBC micro:bit and the second an introduction to the Raspberry Pi. We looked at the different coding environments for the Micro:bit and built a die,

made some music and made an external led flash.

For the Raspberry Pi session we looked at Scratch and Python. We build a simple game in Scratch and then used python to recognise text input and light up leds.

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Build a robot at Exeter Phoenix 26/10/16

On Wednesday 26th October we ran our first workshop with Exeter Phoenix. The day was a chance for children to put together a kit of parts including motors, wheels and electronics and build a two wheeled robot. Once built we programmed the robots to move forwards and backwards in a straight line before adding a distance sensor then writing the code to stop the robot from bumping into things.

We had a fully attended day with a variety of ages and skills and all managed to have a working robot by the end of the day when we had a knockout race to see whose could travel the furthest without hitting something.

Some pictures from the day:

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Some video of a robot travelling in a straight(ish) line:

Some feedback from twitter:

 

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