6 Ways Parents Can Introduce Their Kids to Coding @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi
Fun piece by graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang on MentalFloss, which features Raspberry Pi.
You don’t need an expensive computer to start coding. Our 11-year-old son has a Raspberry Pi, a $35 computer that’s about the size of a credit card. He hooked it up to an old keyboard, an old mouse, and our family television set. We installed a Raspberry Pi–specific operating system called Raspbian, which includes the programming language Python. Now he’s teaching himself Python on his Raspberry Pi by watching YouTube tutorials.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.