raspberry Pi

Launching the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where school-age youths code is run on the International Space Station! We want to inspire as many Ninjas as possible to further their interests in space science with code! The challenge is open to CoderDojo clubs and schools in all ESA member countries (most of Europe) including Canada and Slovenia. Some Dojos have already gotten involved, including Neffies Dojo in France, so why not get your code into space? Two missions are available; Mission Zero (submission closes on 26 November) A non-competitive mission for young people… Read More

Pioneers: Only You Can Save Us

25 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo Ninjas aged 11-16 in the UK and Republic of Ireland! We just received this message through our network — have you seen it?   ONLY YOU CAN SAVE US We have no choice – we must help her! If things are as bad as she says they are, our only hope of survival is to work together. We know you have the skills & imagination to make something. You have until 1 December to use your Dojo sessions to save the world and win some cool stuff. We’ve seen the awesome projects… Read More

Developing your Dojo through breadth

21 September 2017 · by Philip Harney

Last week I talked about using depth as a way of developing your Dojo. Giving Ninjas a chance to grow their skills in a particular topic—like Scratch, HTML or JavaScript—as a way to continue to develop as coders. The alternative, which I’ll look at this week, is breadth. I want to be clear, though, that I don’t think this is a situation of either one or the other. I think that particular Dojos, and Ninjas, will need to employ one or the other at different stages in their development. What do I mean by “breadth” in… Read More

Rockville CoderDojo runs a Raspberry Jam!

17 August 2017 · by Pete O'Shea

Youth ninja, Alexa, from Rockville CoderDojo recently ran a Raspberry Jam as an activity at her local Dojo. A Raspberry Jam is the pun-tastic name given to a meetup of people interested in making things with a Raspberry Pi computer! A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share and this is why it is a perfect addition to a Dojo session! Below Alexa tells us more about her Raspberry Jam session. Something I enjoy about CoderDojo… Read More

CoderDojo and Raspberry Pi Join Forces

26 May 2017 · by Giustina Mizzoni

Today I am excited to share the news  that the CoderDojo Foundation will be joining forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation team in a merger that will give many more young people the opportunity to learn how to code and create. This merger will support the Foundation in becoming a stronger, more sustainable and resilient organisation advancing our mission. Since our creation more than four years ago, our core function has been to support the global CoderDojo movement and the community. This merger will further enable and accelerate our work, ensuring that the CoderDojo… Read More

Timothy’s advice for entering the Future Makers Awards!

8 November 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Timothy won a Future Makers Award for his Pi Vision Glasses. You too could be a Future Maker! Read his advice to other youths applying for the Awards before the December 1st deadline below. How I came up with my project idea? I investigated/solved the problem that blind people have when they encounter out of the ordinary obstacles in walking the public domain. Obstacles such as scaffolding, ladders, signage boards and wing mirrors from large vehicles are hazardous to them. It’s not just the natural obstacles, such as overhanging tree branches, rose bushes, etc. they worry about. Blind people have… Read More