The School of Computer Science is passionate about getting more people interested in computing. The Raspberry Pi, a credit sized computer is a great platform for this. The University of Manchester has developed a set of activities and workshops and will be running the Great Raspberry Pi Bake Off competition to help people make the most of their Raspberry Pi. Many of our activites use a PiFace interface, an easy to use way for the Raspberry Pi to sense and control the world.
These are fun and easy projects for everyone to take part, with step by step instructions and video tutorials. We're still road testing the worksheets but will publish them here when they're ready. Enter you email address to sign up and we'll let you know when they're available. More projects can be found in the book Raspberry Pi Projects.
All our projects are fun and easy to get started. You don't need any specialist equipment and you can get something going in less than a couple of hours. Some of them can be started in just ten minutes. Most are addictive though, and we find people keep wanting to extend them!
We've run workshops to help people teach with the Raspberry Pi for teachers and group leaders, as well as workshops for youngsters. We're very grateful to the help of our local STEMNET based at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. There's a report on the main Raspberry Pi blog here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/dr-andrew-robinson
The Great Raspberry Pi Bake Off is your chance to show what you know about Raspberry Pi and use it to come up with a solution to a problem. The competition has separate categories for youngsters and adults, with some top tech prizes up for grabs. Enter you email above to sign up to know when it launches.