Yey – Makey Makey Go Inventor kits and booster gubbins arrive on a post-Christmas rainy day. Questions from the floor: What could we do in 10 minutes, including the time … Continue reading Minion transformation with a graphite pencil sketch and Makey Makey Go
Another Raspberry Jam, opening the doors with our friends at Swallow Hill Community College, to their community and an open invite to everyone interested in learning together with Raspberry Pi. … Continue reading Leeds Raspberry Jam – December 2015
Our second regular monthly Raspberry Jam and our friends at Swallow Hill Community College have given us a super collaboration space that we’re growing into. Great to see returning faces, and robots, … Continue reading Raspberry Jam in Leeds: Wednesday 4th November
Recently I’ve been tinkering with the Sense Hat on Raspberry Pi, and mostly wearing a Space and STEM ‘themed hat’. With the Principia Mission fast approaching and opportunities for ‘Space Jam’ activities … Continue reading Getting creative with animation using Sense Hat: Moving Minions
Why we did it: We decided to stand by Ahmed. Simple. The story of the clock, the arrest, and the resulting online discussions proved poignant when working to support MakerEd in … Continue reading Creating a Looney Tunes ‘PhotoBomb PhotoBooth’ with Raspberry Pi (and a few nervous moments)
We had our first regular Raspberry Jam in Leeds this week, which was kindly hosted by our friends at Swallow Hill Community College in Armley. The full calendar’s here with links to the … Continue reading Leeds Raspberry Jam – 7th October 2015
Since the last Raspberry Jam in Leeds, back in July, it’s been on my mind to try out more activities with the Watercolorbot. That Summer’s day event was hosted at Digital … Continue reading Robotic Art on the Left Bank of the River Aire?
A glimpse into an Ada Lovelace inspired day during a Transition Week for Y6 students. Poetic science and the obvious focus on progression of programming through algorithmic design. Challenges were … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like Ada?
Invited into Malet Lambert School, Hull, to support their ‘Discover me’ transition activity got me thinking about my own aspirations at the age of 11. And then inquisitiveness set in to ask friends … Continue reading Challenging perceptions of Computer Science using ‘real life, regular people’
We wanted to try out the Smart Citizen kit for ourselves, and then look towards comparative global opportunities, like teachers in Salford recently have. And a couple in Hull, tentatively, too now. … Continue reading (Smart) Sounds from the Classroom
For a while now I’ve been exploring the work around the Internet of Things (IOT) and how creative school projects can link to the ideas and considerations from the world of … Continue reading How can the IOT supercharge a superhero?
Dancing with the Stars Algorithm Year 4 had a mini topic based around Samba and learnt about origins, musical instruments and more about Portugal and Brazil. Then they put a … Continue reading What do I know about Samba? Will an algorithm do?