PiFace in Winning Raspberry Pi Competition Entry. Thanks to Drew Fustini for the blog tip!
Congratulations to Richard Pate School for their super entry that uses PiFace Digital, in the “PA Consulting Raspberry Pi Competition”. This video features the children showing a school assembly how their invention works.
There’s also a link to a write up about their achievement. As well as budding computer scientists they’re clearly confident communicators too. The BBC have covered it here.
It’s really great to see this — the PiFace was designed to make it really easy for anyone to control things and sense inputs. In this case the children have used it to control the lock on the door and drive LEDs to indicate the status. The young inventors have used Scratch, and it shows what we’ve seen at workshops — no one is too young to learn to program!
So, congratulations to all involved, I’m sure that in the future we’ll see some of these youngsters as the engineers of the future, and who knows what they’ll go on to achieve.
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