The past week has seen a somewhat flurry of activity around a range of different issues.
Firstly, I was contacted with regard to CoderDojos starting up in Devon. This is really exciting as it takes Code Club to the next level and extends participation to 7 – 17 year olds. There should be a number starting up around Devon as well as on in Holsworthy. So this seems to have involved quite a few e-mails and visits to the library but all this is coming together. Need to talk to Neil from codeclub on Saturday about a wish list. First on this for me is new Raspberry Pi’s as I am still struggling to get the Pi’s from code club (2nd Gen) to work properly.
I have also upgraded my netbook to 2Gb RAM. This should offer a performance boost. But as it costs about £13 to update it is worth doing anyway. I run Xubuntu so not exactly resource heavy.
I have also been setting up two netbook with the Raspbian desktop so that they now work with GPIO Expander. This was just a case of running the update commands. I can now plug in a Pi zero and get access to the GPIO from a netbook or any PC with the Raspbian Desktop. Should be good when working in schools or clubs. One advantage with this is there is no need for a separate PSU or SD card on the actual Pi zero. Just plug from USB on computer to the USB socket on the Pi zero (NOT the power USB socket).