Ron will be giving a talk at 3:00 Sunday November 6th to discuss the workshops and new improvements in Raspberry Pi computers and software.
Meet Jessica for hands-on demos from 12-5 at our table upstairs.
We have heard from our parents and listened. We are updating our schedule for those that will be out of town on the 3 day school break for Columbus Day. There is still time to sign up.
We hope to see you at The Raspberry Heights Workshop soon!
Classes will be held September 18th, 25th, October 2nd & 16th 2016
Classes are forming for Fall 2016 sessions, sign up now.
We at The Raspberry Heights Workshop are very proud to announce our featured student. Meet Sofia. She’s a true maker at heart.
Sofia is a real star. We love when students challenge themselves to remix the projects we do in class. When Sofia remixed her race car game using Scratch, the whole class wanted to add her cool feature. She is a real inspiration.
Her parents tell me she is self motivated, and continues to teach them what she is doing as she goes along.
Most importantly, she loves what she is doing and has fun with it.
Not only has Sofia been attending The Raspberry Heights Workshop for two months, she also created a game “Get The Birthday Cake” for her school Maker Faire.
For earning the Featured Student spot Sofia will receive a Raspberry Pi camera module. Congrats Sofia. Keep challenging yourself and inspiring others.
You may have noticed a new face at the Raspberry Heights Workshop.
“For the past few months, Ron Callahan has given me the opportunity of my life, because I have been able to be part of a fabulous team teaching technology.
This is one of my passions that I always wanted to accomplish, being able to teach kids is a reward that cannot be explained, just to see their faces when they see the result of their work it’s amazing.
For me being at Raspberry Heights is a great experience. Since I love technology it gives me the tools to teach the next generation and also help boys and girls to be more involved in tech.”
We are so happy to have Jessica on the Raspberry Heights team. Her nurturing manner lets the students become comfortable with the material, making it easier to learn.
Thanks for all you do, Jessica!
reminder : classes start this Sunday sign up if you haven’t already registered.
Our next set of classes start this weekend. We are going to be using the newest version of Raspbian out nicknamed “Jessie” after the yodeling cowgirl from Toy Story. There are quite a few interesting features that we are itching to try such as the new version of Scratch which has a new GPIO server built right in!
Looking forward to playing with the new Java environments, Blue J & Greenfoot, the Libre Office Suite and the new screen capture feature to be able to share our work on the blog.
How do I get Raspbian?
How do I install Raspbian on my SD card? (mac)
It’s best to start with a clean image. Once the image file has been downloaded, plug in your SD card and open up Terminal
Identify the partition of your SD card
in this example my partition is on /dev/disk2
Unmount your SD card
diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
Format your SD card (the SD card needs to be formatted in FAT32)
sudo newfs_msdos -F 16 /dev/disk2
start the copy (my disk image was named 2015-09-24-raspbian-jessie.img and is in the Desktop folder
sudo dd if=~/Desktop/2015-09-24-raspbian-jessie.img of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=5m
The process should take about 10 minutes, make sure you eject SD card properly before removing from your Mac.
Insert card into your Raspberry Pi and boot as normal.
Let me know how it worked for you.
Thanks to everyone that stopped by our Maker Faire booth to say hi!
Our second year at Maker Faire was a total blast. We had visits from current students, alumni and a couple special visits from Matt and Phillip from Raspberry Pi Foundation. We met teachers, droids, craftspeople, technologists, drone pilots, multimedia artists and makers of all ages
We had the opportunity to teach a scratch project to dozens of young makers all weekend long.
FYI – November classes are filling up. Second class added for beginners.