raspberry Pi

Creating new Content thanks to the Riot Impact Challenge

8 November 2016 · by Pete O'Shea

During May of 2016 the Foundation team have worked with Riot Games Dublin on a hugely impactful 24hr helpathon to push forward some of our backlog projects. Recently Riot Games choose The CoderDojo Foundation as one of four charitable organisations to be involved in their new CSR initiative, the ‘Impact Challenge’. This initiative aims to provide funding and support for four non-profit organizations working on different areas of social impact, including, coding education, mental wellbeing and support for issues around online abuse. “After scouting potential allies working in social impact, we found four non-profits who care deeply about… Read More

Developing Digital Learning with Raspberry Pi

26 July 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Philip, CoderDojo’s Content lead traveled to Cambridge to work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation team and other professionals to help develop their new digital making learning framework. Here are his insights on the experience:   Recently, I took a trip I thought you might be interested in hearing about: Starting at the ungodly hour of five in the morning, I flew over to Cambridge for the day to meet some of the wonderful people at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, as well as a group of teachers, volunteers, makers and technical experts. We were there to help review and improve a framework they’ve been… Read More

960 Raspberry Pi’s Delivered!

5 July 2016 · by Pete O'Shea

The VMware Foundation donated a total of 960 Raspberry Pis to CoderDojo in October 2015. Since then we have had two rounds of applications to distribute to Dojos around the world which was completed in the last week. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore how computers work and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect… Read More

Creating Content: Thomas’ TY work experience @CoderDojo

22 April 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Thomas Carrigan, is an attendee and mentor at DCU CoderDojo. He recently completed a transition year work placement here at CoderDojo HQ. Thomas started attend DCU CoderDojo in 2012, representing the Dojo a year later at Web summit 2013. In 2014 he won a CoderDojo Coolest Projects Award for his Galileo Robot, coded using “C” programming language. Here he explains how he initially choose CoderDojo and his experience working on content that can be used by Dojos Worldwide. How did you first get involved with CoderDojo? I wanted to learn how to code and I heard about… Read More

Raspberry Pi’s for all UK Dojos

20 February 2016 · by Eugene McDonough

The Raspberry Pi Foundation in association with Google UK have donated Raspberry Pi’s to the CoderDojo Foundation to distribute to UK Dojos! As you can understand with the grassroots nature of the CoderDojo movement it had been challenging to deal with the logistics surrounding this partnership, from actually receiving the Pi’s to figuring out an appropriate distribution network to get them to Dojos! We are delighted to announce that Amazon have come on board and will be carrying out the fulfilment of this partnership for us. The Pi’s are now ready to be distributed to Dojos across… Read More

Win Kano computer kits for your Dojo!

23 December 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

Win Kano computer kits for your Dojo! ***Application now closed*** We are processing all the applications and will be in touch soon with more info! We’re working with the awesome folks at Kano to bring Kano kits to the CoderDojo community! To do this we are running a competition for Dojos to enter to win a set of  Kanos for use at their sessions! This opportunity is open to ALL verified CoderDojos globally that are registered on Zen! These kits are being provided for Dojos as a resource to use for their sessions and should… Read More