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Pioneering the future of computing education - PyCon Ireland

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How the Raspberry Pi Foundation are leading the way in the computing in schools revolution - featuring some amazing projects and stories from the Raspberry Pi community

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Pioneering the future of computing education - PyCon Ireland

  1. 1. PIONEERING THE FUTURE OF COMPUTING EDUCATION Ben Nuttall Raspberry Pi Foundation
  2. 2. WHO'S THIS GUY? Ben Nuttall Development & Outreach Raspberry Pi Education Team @ben_nuttall ben@raspberrypi.org github.com/bennuttall
  3. 3. MY BACKGROUND Worked in software development Raspberry Pi advocate, community member, event organiser STEM volunteer Hired by Foundation late 2013
  4. 4. LAST YEAR
  5. 5. THIS YEAR
  6. 6. RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION
  7. 7. RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION UK Educational Charity based in Cambridge
  8. 8. PROTOTYPES
  9. 9. RASPBERRY PI LAUNCH 29 February 2012 10, 000 in stock 2 online distributors Both websites crashed
  10. 10. RASPBERRY PI LAUNCH 29 February 2012 10, 000 in stock 2 online distributors Both websites crashed 100,000 orders on first day
  11. 11. COMMUNITY
  12. 12. 3.5 MILLION SALES
  13. 13. EDUCATION TEAM
  14. 14. RASPBERRY PI MODEL B+ $35 single board computer BCM 2835 SoC ARM11 700MHz VideoCore IV GPU 512MB RAM 600mA power (3.0 W)
  15. 15. OPERATING SYSTEMS
  16. 16. RASPBIAN DESKTOP
  17. 17. SCRATCH
  18. 18. SONIC PI
  19. 19. PYTHON
  20. 20. MINECRAFT PI
  21. 21. MINECRAFT PI
  22. 22. MINECRAFT PI
  23. 23. GPIO
  24. 24. 40 GPIO PINS on B+
  25. 25. PYTHON RPI GPIO
  26. 26. ROBOTICS
  27. 27. CAMERA MODULE
  28. 28. MICROSCOPY
  29. 29. TELESCOPY
  30. 30. £100 3D PRINTED TELESCOPE
  31. 31. PI IN THE SKY
  32. 32. PI IN THE SKY
  33. 33. BABBAGE THE BEAR
  34. 34. SPACE BABBAGE
  35. 35. SPACE BABBAGE
  36. 36. SPACE BABBAGE
  37. 37. PYTHON PICAMERA
  38. 38. PYTHON PICAMERA
  39. 39. CAT DETECTOR
  40. 40. TWEETING BABBAGE
  41. 41. TWEETING BABBAGE
  42. 42. TWEETING BABBAGE
  43. 43. TWEETING BABBAGE
  44. 44. TWEETING BABBAGE
  45. 45. PI IN THE CLASSROOM
  46. 46. PROGRAMMING
  47. 47. COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
  48. 48. ENERGENIE
  49. 49. SOUS-VIDE COOKING
  50. 50. SOUS-VIDE COOKING
  51. 51. WHAT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER?
  52. 52. ABSTRACTION
  53. 53. LIBRARIES
  54. 54. ADD-ON BOARDS
  55. 55. TUTORIALS & DOCUMENTATION
  56. 56. INSPIRING PROJECTS
  57. 57. EASY PROJECTS MADE EASY
  58. 58. RASPBERRYPI.ORG
  59. 59. RESOURCES
  60. 60. EXAMPLES OF RESOURCES
  61. 61. WHAT CAN YOU DO?
  62. 62. 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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