Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Raspberry Pi and the book monster – The working demo

So today is my last session with the children and we will be creating quality audio and enhanced lighting sequence coding for me to combine into the final code for their book monsters. I finally got the tilt mechanism working … Continue reading

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The Raspberry Pi and the book monster – Preparing for session 5

I have been busy this week creating a circuit and code in Python to combine the code written so far by the children to be triggered by a tilt switch. The tilt switch will be connected to a flap inside … Continue reading

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The Raspberry Pi and the book monster – Session 4

Session 4 took place at the Innovation Centre as we needed access to some quality microphones and speakers. In this session we quickly recapped the previous session and then discussed that the Book Monster would talk to the children when … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi adventure part 3

Today was really fun because we made a light flash like a traffic light. First we  had to put in 3 bulbs instead of 1. First the red light bulb went in then the yellow at the same time then … Continue reading

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The Raspberry Pi and the book monster – Session 3

Session 3 was going to be a challenging session as we would be introducing multiple LEDs, breadboards (we did look at breadboards briefly in session 2) and programming the LEDs to work independently. The children quickly and confidently set up … Continue reading

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The Raspberry Pi and the book monster – Session 2

The children from all three schools seemed very excited about the second session. We recapped session one and many of the children were able to recall several of the acronyms we discussed and were given the task of setting up … Continue reading

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The Raspberry Pi and the book monster – Session 1

I created packs of Raspberry Pi materials for the children to utilise during our first session at St Francis with small groups of children from each of the schools. The packs included a Raspberry Pi, a clear Pi case, power … Continue reading

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The Raspberry Pi and the book monster

The Curriculum Innovation team was contacted by Dan Copley, the Headteacher of St Francis Catholic Primary, to discuss an idea he had on creating a man size book monster. The book monster would be located in the library and children … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi session 3

Today we learnt how to wire up multiple LED lights to a breadboard and also learnt how to write the correct code to make them light up at different times. I found it a bit difficult because of all the … Continue reading

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My Raspberry Pi Adventure – Part 3

Today I learnt how to use the bread board using 3 LED lights. It was really fun because my group made it turn off and on like a traffic light. We made it turn red, then yellow, then green. It … Continue reading

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