Marty Edwards, Learn IT Compute IT and Make Stuff North East
During this session we will look at using input signals from the real world to control digital outputs using Scratch on a Raspberry Pi. By taking part in this Make Stuff activity you will create an analogue switch from card and tin foil, and use it to trigger events on a Raspberry Pi computer using the Scratch programming language. This activity is fun and engaging and has a variety of cross curricular possibilities. Let's Make Stuff.
Since September 2017 Make Stuff North East has worked with over 100 primary school staff to support them in their delivery engaging computing activities based around the Maker Movement and craft skills.
Marty Edwards's biography
Marty has been a GCSE and A-level Computer Science teacher for over 13 years and prior to that he worked in the IT industry as a software engineer. In addition to teaching, Marty is the director of his own company supporting schools in delivering interesting and innovative computing sessions through bespoke workshops and staff training. He is also involved in STEM activities in the region and is opening a new STEM centre in the west end of Newcastle in the next academic year. He particularly specialises in Raspberry Pis and the facilities they provide in advancing computing knowledge.
Relevant Key Stages: KS2
Room: USB 3.015 - flat floor teaching/cluster, level 3, Urban Sciences Building
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