raspberry Pi

New Raspberry Pi Pico and useful resources

30 June 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Last year, Raspberry Pi launched the Raspberry Pi Pico, a physical computing device that is low-cost and easy to use. It’s much smaller than any Raspberry Pi computer, and it needs much less power. That’s because it’s not a full computer but instead a microcontroller. That means it is a device that you program by writing code on any computer. Then you send that code to Pico via a USB cable. Affordable physical computing This microcontroller is an affordable way to introduce physical computing to young people, without requiring many of the bulky peripherals required by many other physical computing options. Read More

Introducing our learning path resource!

26 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

We are delighted to share a new learning path resource with our volunteer community. Access the learning path resource in English here Update: The learning path resource is now available in Arabic! Thanks to Nadia from CoderDojo Iraq, for helping to translate it. If you would like to help translate the resource into your local language, please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information. Access the learning path resource in Arabic What is the learning path resource? The learning… Read More

Embarking on a new role with the Foundation

5 November 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Today we are excited to share the news that Giustina is returning from maternity leave and embarking on a new role in the Raspberry Pi Foundation as Director of Strategic Partnerships. Giustina has contributed so much to the CoderDojo movement over the past 7 years since joining as the very first employee of the Foundation. We are so excited to see her continue to be involved in CoderDojo and contribute to the movement.  “I remember the day that James Whelton approached me about joining what would ultimately become known as the CoderDojo Foundation. We had… Read More

“One big family”: How two clubs teamed up for EU Code Week

23 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Many clubs across our community took part in awesome EU Code Week activities this month. Two teams took their activities a step further by connecting across Europe and collaborating with each other. Connections made across Europe Club leaders Manos and Zita first connected in May through the European Schoolnet Academy. Manos has been running his Dojo in Votanikos since 2018 and has been involved in various projects within the Raspberry Pi community, including translating content into Greek. Zita runs the Cois Barry Code Club in Wexford and has also been a long-standing… Read More

Coolest Projects: Amy and her mission to save the bees!

6 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

At the CoderDojo Foundation, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from participants of the Coolest Projects showcase last year: we’ve been lucky to hear from Amy, who attended the event with her project Amy’s Buzzy Hive. Amy has kindly shared with us her experience, including how she came up with the idea for her innovative project, and what it was like to showcase it. Amy’s Buzzy Hive, her idea, and how she tested it out! Amy is a Ninja at Dunlavin Dojo in Wicklow, Ireland, and was 12 years old… 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