Getting started with #AIYProjects

I finally got around to finishing this #AIY project build after completing 'start to cardboard box' with Jr in an hour on the first day : ) Another awesome edition of The MagPi for ideas and inspiration to expand our portfolio of project successes (and, of course, failures). Loved how intuitive the project instructions were…

Alexa’s Untold Stories: Voice commands with Raspberry Pi

Intrigued by the opportunities for voice activated reading projects in school, we set to with an Echo hack using Raspberry Pi. Speaker, microphone and Amazon Developer account at the ready, the first tests with 'rock, paper, scissor' challenges against Alexa proved insightful. Multiple terminal windows using Terminator made the set up so much easier for one,…

Robotic arms: Clutching at computational straws

I wanted to link computational thinking to tinkering with a low tech approach to explore artificial intelligence for children. Moreover, to support design thinking skills as we inspire the next generation of digital makers at Raspberry Jam and other maker events with projects sharing robotic arms and other AI examples. Construction-based activities with the clear focus on high tech progression…