6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 14, 2021 12:04 PM by robogary

    A Raspberry Pi project for childhood Educators...that doesn't cost a dime.


      I'm sorry folks, I just had to share this success in the hope that maybe someone else might share in the opportunity.


      After two weeks work, the students in the online Physical Computer Club I have been working with, just finished and launch their python coding project to the International Space Station (ISS).


      MISSION ZERO asked that young people write a simple program to take a humidity reading onboard the International Space Station and communicate it to the astronauts with a personalised message, which will be displayed for 30 seconds!


      The project provides all the resources to complete the task. If you have an Internet connection you can gain access to the site and registered your learning organization for the coding opportunity. Emulators are provided to enable students to code online. No Raspberry Pi or senseHat hardware required.


      My students were all tasked with working independently to complete the coding assignment. The final product would only be one submission. Their submission must contain some part of each persons individual code project. I acted as both moderator and client. To observe the three students collaborating online was phenomenal, truly an educators dream!


      I would recommend that childhood educators checkout the astro-pi.org link for inspiration. There is no costs to be involved. Just imagine giving a student the opportunity of telling friends at school, "I wrote a program and ran it on the ISS and have the paperwork to prove it."