Physical computing with the Pibrella

Chris Napier, Newcastle University

Description

This hands-on workshop will introduce the use of the Pibrella (http://pibrella.com/) add-on to the Raspberry Pi. The Pibrella uses the Raspberry Pi GPIO pins to control lights and a piezo buzzer and to easily expand to other inputs and outputs. The workshop will cover light shows and playing music with the buzzer as well as use of the other input/output connections to communicate between Raspberry Pis. The Pibrella supports programming with Scratch or Python for primary or secondary school.

The session will be available in both Scratch or Python so any level of programming experience can attend.

Chris Napier's biography

Chris Napier is a PhD Student within the Teaching Innovation Group here at the School of Computing. He is an active member of our Outreach team and contributes to the running of events and sessions.

Relevant Key Stages: KS2, KS3, KS4

Room: USB 3.015 - flat floor teaching/cluster, level 3, Urban Sciences Building


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