Coolest Projects: Matei’s Lost World and the learning opportunity it created!

28 February 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects International 2018 on 26 May, we will be sharing some inspiring stories of  participants in last year’s event to tell you about their unique journey: from initially conceiving their project idea, to developing it into a reality and presenting it on the day. Matei and ‘The Lost World’ Matei, aged 10,  is a Ninja at his local Dojo, Cluj-Napoca @ Academy+Plus in Romania. He kindly shared with us how he developed his project The Lost World, and told us about his… Read More

Win a Pi Zero and more by sharing #MyCoolestProject

25 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Ahead of Coolest Projects International (Dublin), and regional events in Belgium and the UK, we want to see what fun and useful ideas young people are working on at their local Dojo, and reward them for doing so! Great, how do I get involved? We want to learn more about how you created your project, any challenges you faced and how you are overcoming them. To participate share a video, photos and text about the process of making your idea a reality using the hashtag #MyCoolestProject either on Instagram, Facebook… Read More

CoderDojo UK Open Community Call – Coolest Projects UK & More

9 February 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

We are hosting a UK Open Community Call this upcoming Thursday 15th February at 8:30pm GMT. You can join on your computer, mobile, tablet or phone to listen in, ask questions or share your ideas. On the call we will be discussing: Coolest Projects UK @ Here East, London How you can get involved and attend How young people in your Dojo can participate Applying for travel bursaries and more Additions to the CoderDojo UK Community Team Introducing Ben, Mark and Richard The open call will be facilitated and chaired by Community Lead Ross using How can you Join the Call? To… Read More

Reaching the Stars: How Dojos are participating in Astro Pi

30 January 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

Many Ninjas in our global community got involved recently in  Astro Pi: Mission Zero; a project whereby young people have the opportunity to write code which is run onboard the International Space Station for 30 seconds. The code is displayed by two specially designed Raspberry Pis, called Astro Pis, which are each equipped with a camera and an LED display. They also have a range of environmental sensors for measuring humidity, pressure, and temperature. Astro Pi is an initiative of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and aims to actively… Read More

Early-Bird Tickets for CoderDojo Community to Coolest Projects International!

30 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Coolest Projects International, our global project showcase, will take place in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 26 May 2018. On the day young people involved in CoderDojo as well as other Raspberry Pi Foundation initiatives, including Code Club and Raspberry Jams will showcase the awesome projects they have made using the knowledge and skills learned at their local club. Along with those presenting their ideas, the wider CoderDojo community, supporters and general public will gather together to hear from insightful speakers, try out new technologies and celebrate the creativity of these young innovators. Today, we are announcing the early… Read More

Opening up Coolest Projects to the Raspberry Pi Community!

22 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We have an exciting announcement about Coolest Projects! This year we are opening up all centrally run Coolest Projects events to a wider audience of creators and makers in the Raspberry Pi Community, including members of Code Club, Pioneers, and Raspberry Jams.   Why? Coolest Projects was created to give young people the chance to showcase the great ideas they have created. It aims to inspire and reward innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in young innovators. Opening up to more makers means more young people get the chance to showcase their ideas, regardless of the club that… Read More