EduBlocks

A few posts ago, I blogged about EduPython, an easier way to learn Python, by @all_about_code . Recently, EduBlocks was also released! It is a fun and easy way for children learning Scratch or Blockly to make the big transition to Python. Each Python command is a separate block, just like on Scratch and Blockly. Please visit @edu_blocks on Twitter or have a look at http://edupython.co.uk/ and click on the EduBlocks link.

Enjoy!

Elise ๐Ÿ™‚

Preston #RJam

Hi everyone, just reminding you, it’s Preston Raspberry Jam tonight! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ†

I hope to see you there!

Elise ๐Ÿ™‚

PS: You can book your tickets hereย [ย http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raspberry-jam-monday-1st-aug-2016-tickets-20055327023?aff=es2 ]

Makersphere

On Saturday, there was an event called Makersphere in Preston. Here there were many workshops and it was amazing to see some of my friends (who had never touched a Raspberry Pi before) getting into computing. Thanks to @MaryMagsPiClub for creating such an amazing day. ๐Ÿ™‚

EduPython

Ever thought that Python is just too hard? Ever been experimenting with the Cam Jam Edukit and wondered, “is there an easier way to do this?” Well now there is, in the form of EduPython, an easy to use Python module specifically designed for the three Cam Jam Edukits by @all_about_code

It makes controlling robotics and sensors easier, because rather than having to use long commands you just need one command for each action.

To get it, type in on your Raspberry Pi’s Terminal:

sudo pip3 install edupy

Or go to:ย http://allaboutcode.wix.com/home#!edupython/qlvjq

 

 

Raspberry Pi Zero gets new feature!

For a while now, there have been rumours that the highly-demanded Raspberry Pi Zero is going to be released again… but with a new feature! Until 9:00 am this morning (16th May) the general public had no idea what this was going to be. Early this morning Eben Upton, one of the founders of Raspberry Pi, posted on the Raspberry Pi blog. It turns out that the Pi Zero second generation is going to be kitted out with one of its most sought-after features: a camera connector! Read more about it on the Raspberry Pi blog: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/zero-grows-camera-connector/