The Plusnet x Scouts: Preparing for the Future collaboration launched with a digital camp at Scouts HQ in Gilwell Park.
Scouts from Sheffield and London gathered for a ‘hackathon’ to help solve problems relating to important topics like the environment, mental health and homelessness.
Working with The Raspberry Pi Foundation, the hackathon saw young people use the power of online connectivity to code solutions including a digital diary which translates emotional words to emojis for people with autism, a gamified basketball style bin which rewards people who recycle, an app that tracks carbon footprints, and a bot that recognises faces and gives compliments to people suffering with loneliness.
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