I frequently hold workshops for kids who want to learn both programming and computer hardware, for which I use the Raspberry Pi. I get a lot of questions surrounding the difference between Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and which one is better. Both are great in their own respects, but both are different and it all depends on what […]Read more "Arduino or Raspberry Pi?"
Below is the Ghost Game that we use in class/workshop written in Python. Read the code before typing it in — How do you think the game works? How can you make it better? from random import randint print(‘Ghost Game’) feeling_brave = True score = 0 while feeling_brave: ghost_door = randint(1, 3) print(‘Three doors ahead…’) […]Read more "Ghost Game"
If you want to use your Raspberry Pi as a pocket sized computer, you’re going to need to install an OS, or Operating System. Raspberry Pi uses Linux as its operating system, which is stored on the SD card (or, if you have a newer Raspberry Pi, the micro SD card). Flashing Your SD Card […]Read more "Installing an OS on your Raspberry Pi"
Turtle Mystery Images! ** The following is Python 2.7 (This will be IDLE, not IDLE 3, on your Raspberry Pi’s!) ** Found some fun turtle graphics online! Type in the below code into IDLE to find out what the mystery Turtle image is! Try changing the numbers – What happens? Which line would we change […]Read more "Turtle Mystery Images"
This is a decently common problem some of my students run into. Follow the steps I’ve written out below to fix this issue! Problem: My screen is very zoomed in on my Raspberry Pi! To fix the size of your screen: 1. Open LX Terminal 2. Type: sudo nano/boot/config.txt and press enter 3. Use arrow […]Read more "Fixing your screen resolution"