Friday, February 15, 2013

Raspberry Pi To Teach Programming

As you may know, I am a slightly geeky mom of a middle-schooler who loves science and I spend a fair amount of time researching educational opportunities and resources for him.

Just today (thanks, Pinterest!), I learned about an educational device designed by a charitable foundation to encourage children learn programming and spark their creativity in many areas. This device is called Raspberry Pi.

The Raspberry is used to create a wide variety of projects. Here are a few projects from LifeHacker.com:


  • Build a Combination Pandora Jukebox and Airplay Receiver
  • Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Computer

  • Build a Robot that Reads Audiobooks or Speaks Your Tweets Aloud

  • Use a Raspberry Pi to Automate Time-Lapse Photos

  • Embed a Raspberry Pi into your DSLR for Wireless Tethering, USB Backups, and More




Click the link below to read the FAQ's by the company about Raspberry Pi.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

If you have a tween or teen who is interested in computer programming and electronics, consider purchasing the Raspberry for him or her and let the creativity soar! We are definitely purchasing a Raspberry for Chase..


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