+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Raspberry Pi, Arduino & Other SBCs Thread, Day 6 (I had Day 5 off) in the Pi shop.. in Technical; ..was a washout. I decided it was time to have a play with using it as a media player and ...
  1. #1

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,829
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 595 Times in 446 Posts
    Rep Power
    170

    Day 6 (I had Day 5 off) in the Pi shop..

    ..was a washout.

    I decided it was time to have a play with using it as a media player and my USB-SD adaptor stopped working so I couldn't download any images and I'd left my netbook at a school - so its off to the poundshop for me at lunchtime!

    But hey -its friday and I've got all weekend

    Si

  2. #2
    Fazza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    222
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 29 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    9
    It's POET's day so you'll have plenty of time to get down the shops!

  3. #3

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    351
    I'm hoping my Case will arrive in the next couple of days. I'm also going to try and setup some stuff using the GPIO for my nephew to play with. can anybody thing of something interesting to do for a 10 year old bar turning on a light which is fairly easy/cheap to source components for?

  4. #4

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,829
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 595 Times in 446 Posts
    Rep Power
    170
    I'm waiting till we can get Scratch to control the GPIO before attempting to do show it off to 10 year olds

    I know I could teach them Python but I don't think that'll grab em

    Si

  5. #5

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,615
    Thank Post
    747
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437

  6. Thanks to plexer from:

    SimpleSi (15th July 2012)

  7. #6

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,829
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 595 Times in 446 Posts
    Rep Power
    170
    @plexer - yep -seen that - I'm trying to get their modified Scratch from them.

    (I'd buy a development board but I've been banned from buying anything else RaspberryPi related this month by the boss! )

    There are a few posts around about people using Python as an interface between Scratch and the GPIO but no-ones put together and idiots guide to it and what I'm really after is Scratch talking direct to the GPIO

    Si

  8. #7
    Jamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1,361
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 178 Times in 150 Posts
    Rep Power
    61
    Ben Heck’s Raspberry Pi case (which looks *suspiciously* like a BBC Micro…) | Raspberry Pi

    Clearly the way to go!!

    I think the best way of getting them interested at the moment is the punnet, until the GPIO is easily accessible through a proper API rather than direct IO calls it will be a bit difficult for the students to learn!



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Day 683673 (roughly) in the big brother house...
    By rolfea in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 1st October 2010, 02:48 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd January 2010, 11:17 AM
  3. turning internet off in the evenings
    By mikeymike in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 6th May 2008, 04:35 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Statistics