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This week saw the launch of our ‘Getting started with Raspberry Pi’ event for teachers at the University of Hull in the Department of Computer Science. The launch events enticed nearly 40 teachers and computing systems professionals from over 14 different primary and secondary schools from Hull and all across Yorkshire to learn more about the hardware, its capabilities and different methods of exploitation.
Finally we have our launch dates set for the teachers 16th and 17th April 2013, starting at 4:30pm - 6:15pm. This project is all about supporting teachers to deliver excellent sessions for students utilising Raspberry Pi technology, and subsequently raising the awareness, interest and passion in students about computing.
Glyndwr's Turing project has been running for several months now, with our team presenting to several local schools and the local Computing at Schools hub meeting where we received much appreciated feedback on our tutorial program.
Following on from the previous blog, our first set of fantastic students from St Richard Gwyn School, Flint, did more than make our little robot dance! While they didn’t manage to evoke the spirit of PSY and get it dancing Gangham style, they did manage to get the mini bot to do figures of 8, go round in a perfect circle (as opposed to the hexagon-esque shape some of them tried to get away with!) and all challenged each other to see who could complete the tasks set for them the quickest.