New Learning Resources from the Raspberry Pi Foundation: GUIs! Theremin! Poo! #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
One of Laura‘s pet projects is GUI Zero, a wrapper for GUI library tkinter that has been designed to make it easier for kids (and, frankly, adults) to use! She’s now written a series of worksheets for the Foundation that use GUI Zero to create simple GUI interfaces. Take a look here.
Here’s an interesting, and slightly disgusting, resource that will likely appeal to all kids who giggle whenever poo is mentioned. Tapping into Nottingham City Council’s open data source, this resource allows you to plot on a map the locations where people have been fined for dog fouling. It’s an interesting use of external ‘big data’, certainly, and you can take a look here.
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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.