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PYTHON PROGRAMMING 
IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
BEN NUTTALL 
Development & Outreach 
Raspberry Pi Foundation 
Education Team 
@ben_nuttall
MY BACKGROUND 
BSc Mathematics & Computing 
Manchester Metropolitan University (2011) 
● Dynamical Systems & Chaos 
● Digi...
MY BACKGROUND 
Worked in software development 
Raspberry Pi advocate, community member, event organiser 
STEM volunteer 
H...
LAST YEAR
THIS YEAR
RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION
RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION 
UK Educational Charity based in Cambridge
PROTOTYPES
RASPBERRY PI MODEL B+ 
$35 single board computer 
BCM 2835 SoC 
ARM11 700MHz 
VideoCore IV GPU 
512MB RAM 
600mA power (3....
RASPBIAN DESKTOP
GPIO
40 GPIO PINS on B+
PYTHON RPI GPIO
CAMERA MODULE
PYTHON PICAMERA
PYTHON PICAMERA
CAT DETECTOR
PI IN THE CLASSROOM
PROGRAMMING
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
CROSS-CURRICULAR
GEOGRAPHY
ART
MUSIC
SCIENCE
PROJECTS
MORSE CODE
MORSE CODE
MINECRAFT PI
MINECRAFT PI
ENERGENIE
SOUS-VIDE COOKING
SOUS-VIDE COOKING
WHAT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER?
ABSTRACTION
LIBRARIES
ADD-ON BOARDS
TUTORIALS & DOCUMENTATION
INSPIRING PROJECTS
EASY PROJECTS MADE EASY
RASPBERRYPI.ORG
RESOURCES
EXAMPLES OF RESOURCES
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
TAKE A CARD (OR TAKE A PICTURE) 
Ben Nuttall 
Development & Outreach 
Raspberry Pi Education Team 
@ben_nuttall 
ben@raspb...
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EuroSciPy keynote - Python Programming in Science Education

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My keynote from EuroSciPy - how the Raspberry Pi is opening up ways to easy incorporate technology in useful and interesting ways in Science and cross-curricular education.

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EuroSciPy keynote - Python Programming in Science Education

  1. 1. PYTHON PROGRAMMING IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
  2. 2. BEN NUTTALL Development & Outreach Raspberry Pi Foundation Education Team @ben_nuttall
  3. 3. MY BACKGROUND BSc Mathematics & Computing Manchester Metropolitan University (2011) ● Dynamical Systems & Chaos ● Digital Communications ● Digital Sound & Image Processing … all with MATLAB
  4. 4. MY BACKGROUND Worked in software development Raspberry Pi advocate, community member, event organiser STEM volunteer Hired by Foundation late 2013
  5. 5. LAST YEAR
  6. 6. THIS YEAR
  7. 7. RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION
  8. 8. RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION UK Educational Charity based in Cambridge
  9. 9. PROTOTYPES
  10. 10. RASPBERRY PI MODEL B+ $35 single board computer BCM 2835 SoC ARM11 700MHz VideoCore IV GPU 512MB RAM 600mA power (3.0 W)
  11. 11. RASPBIAN DESKTOP
  12. 12. GPIO
  13. 13. 40 GPIO PINS on B+
  14. 14. PYTHON RPI GPIO
  15. 15. CAMERA MODULE
  16. 16. PYTHON PICAMERA
  17. 17. PYTHON PICAMERA
  18. 18. CAT DETECTOR
  19. 19. PI IN THE CLASSROOM
  20. 20. PROGRAMMING
  21. 21. COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
  22. 22. CROSS-CURRICULAR
  23. 23. GEOGRAPHY
  24. 24. ART
  25. 25. MUSIC
  26. 26. SCIENCE
  27. 27. PROJECTS
  28. 28. MORSE CODE
  29. 29. MORSE CODE
  30. 30. MINECRAFT PI
  31. 31. MINECRAFT PI
  32. 32. ENERGENIE
  33. 33. SOUS-VIDE COOKING
  34. 34. SOUS-VIDE COOKING
  35. 35. WHAT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER?
  36. 36. ABSTRACTION
  37. 37. LIBRARIES
  38. 38. ADD-ON BOARDS
  39. 39. TUTORIALS & DOCUMENTATION
  40. 40. INSPIRING PROJECTS
  41. 41. EASY PROJECTS MADE EASY
  42. 42. RASPBERRYPI.ORG
  43. 43. RESOURCES
  44. 44. EXAMPLES OF RESOURCES
  45. 45. WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  46. 46. TAKE A CARD (OR TAKE A PICTURE) Ben Nuttall Development & Outreach Raspberry Pi Education Team @ben_nuttall ben@raspberrypi.org github.com/bennuttall

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