Hour of code 2018

    This year the Hour of Code will be the biggest and best ever. There is so much I can’t wait to share, and it starts with a special video! Creativity is our theme for the Hour of Code this year. Hour of Code during CS Education Week, December 3 – 9th. Students worldwide…

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Futurelearn course update May 2018

  I have decided to undertake my next future learn course ‘Teaching programming in Primary Schools‘.  This covers using scratch to create simple and more complex programs.  It is designed also cover the basic concepts in programming. Hopefully I can not only use what is taught to  help me as a Teaching Assistant in schools…

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CPD Update 2018 – Part 1

CPD Update 2018 – Part 1   Over the past week or so I have been working hard to update my CPD and CV. Firstly on the 16th of Feb I attended a Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness course. This was presented by the Children’s society and held at the Foyer in Torquay. I found out…

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Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018

Exeter Pi Jam Feb 2018   This month was the usual mix of robots, raspberry Pi, arduino, etc About 12 – 15 workstations were set up with a range of activities to choose from: Scratch ScratchGPIO Python PythonGPIO Minecraft hacking with the Minecraft API software as well We also had various robots based on a…

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Exeter Raspberry Pi jam Feb 2018

Exeter Raspberry Pi jam Saturday 3rd Feb 2018 sees the next Raspberry Pi jam taking place at Exeter Library,   as usual the will have Pi’s, Micro:bits, Arduino, electronics etc.  So lots of hacking, learning and fun, as well as the usual chat, help, advice and support. Should be good.    See you between 10 and…

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Tech Jam – Jan 2018 write up.

January 2018 We set the room up as usual and implemented a new table layout for the Physical computing are, which myself and Matthew worked out in Early December 2017. This worked really wall as the horseshoe shape allowed 3 sides to get access to hardware while leaving a larger area, sectioned off with chairs…

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OggCamp 2018

  OGG CAMP 2018 I am re-posting this to my blog, having found it on Google+ .  This means it will get re-posted to G+ and also posted to my JoinDiaspora account. Do you OggCamp? If so, you might be interested…. OggCamp, the premier unconference celebrating Free Culture, Free and Open Source Software, hardware hacking,…

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Minecraft Pi GUI – Update

Minecraft Pi GUI – Update   Back in 2016 I started work on a Python-Tk program that can interact with Minecraft-pi.  At the time there were a few bugs I got one or two features working. I have now ‘finally’ got round to hacking this further and fixed a few features and tidied up the…

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