My wonderful wife Erin bought me a Raspberry Pi for my birthday in November 2012. It’s changed the way I think about computers and coding education. I wrote a long form post about my latest ideas on HASTAC.org. You can read more by checking out my G+ feed, and below are some selected posts from it.
I started Comp-core.org, the Computational Core Curriculum, to collect and collaborate on course materials (and code, via our github repos) for those of us who teach this material. It’s small now I first got this idea from a panel I moderated in the Fall at UNC called Code in the Classroom. A little wrap-up of that event, which featured profs from Duke and UNC, is here.
So check it out and shoot me an email or join comp-core’s open google group if you want to contribute!
Some G+ Posts I’ve written about the Pi:
- The 30 mpg, 8 passenger computer. Only $35 + $35,000. Or $35/day if you rent the car
- Getting VNC running on Mac OSX or Linux to use your Pi with your existing computer (thanks to a nice tutorial from Interloc Rochester)
- Legend of Zelda themed project by Al Sweigart for learning about windowed interfaces and gameworld creating using Python and PyGame.
- Getting Archlinux and Awesome WM running on the pi for a mouse-free OS experience.
Finally, see also this post on HASTAC, which is a longer case study of how my VNC project was enabled by the modern Internet.