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Raspberry Pi Scratch Robot

Raspberry Pi Scratch Robot
I found an application for the Raspberry in my classroom! With the endless possibilities of the Raspberry Pi in education, it is difficult to focus on one application. This is my attempt to document a focused application. I am sure this idea will branch out into other ideas or supplemental ideas will follow. Goal: The students are presented with an easy to develop hardware system on top of the robot chassis consisting of the Raspberry Pi, Pi Cobbler, Battery pack, H-bridge motor controller, and a Breadboard. The students are presented with an easy to use graphical/block based software programming environment using a modified version of Scratch for the Raspberry Pi which allows for control of GPIO pins. Students will be provided with resources such as wiring pin-outs, diagrams, schematics, hardware tutorials, software tutorials so they may create working robots in class (hopefully in about 10 minutes). Autonomous vs. Summary: This project will take a work on the back end. Resources:

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Using a camera with Scratch on the Raspberry Pi I needed camera control with Scratch on the Raspberry Pi for a primary school aerial photography project. I added a new python extension for Simon’s ScratchGPIO that allows either the Raspberry Pi camera or a regular USB webcam to be used with Scratch. Follow Simon’s instructions for installing over on his site. Starting with the Raspberry Pi (part 1) Introduction I always wanted to be able to control my electronics and multimedia with a simple and flexible system that could be easily installed and configured. After working with both PICs and Arduino, I have found the ultimate solution: the Raspberry Pi.

Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi Wireless technology is perhaps the best improvement to home printing for years. Fewer cables, flexibility about where you can put your printer – it’s win-win. Unless you have an older printer. While it might be easy enough to buy a new printer for under $50, you might have spent enough on your last one, and be unable to justify the outlay. Building a Raspberry Pi Robot and Controlling it with Scratch Happy New Year everyone! Things have been a bit quiet on this blog due to the Christmas rush, and the fact that we’ve been spending time on product development (more on that in a future post). But here at last is the 3rd and final post in our series on the Raspberry Pi robot we […] Welcome to the second part of our series of posts, describing the workshop we ran at the recent Digimakers event at @Bristol. In the last post we described the outline of the workshop and looked at the hardware of the Raspberry Pi robot that we built for the event.

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average people learn how to program from scratch. Google has decided to join the fun with a new tool called Coder — along with the help of the low-cost Raspberry Pi PC. With Coder, users can develop their own apps for the web and then host them on a miniature server located directly on the Raspberry Pi.

How to Turn a Raspberry Pi into a Low-Power Network Storage Device Mix together one Raspberry Pi and a sprinkle of cheap external hard drives and you have the recipe for an ultra-low-power and always-on network storage device. Read on as we show you how to set up your own Pi-based NAS. Why Do I Want to Do This? The benefit of having an always-on network storage device is that it’s extremely convenient to have your data (or backup destination) always accessible to the computers both inside and outside your network. The downside, in most instances, is that you’re consuming a fair amount of power for the convenience. Our office server, for example, runs 24/7 and consumes almost $200 worth of power a year.

Hardware That Can Connect to Scratch Scratch can connect to some real world hardware. Some of the features are natively built in, while some are added through an extension or modification. Hardware Scratch can Connect to Raspberry Pi Table of Contents: The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word processing, browsing the internet, and playing games. It also plays high-definition video. We're writing a FAQ for the weather station - help wanted! Hi Clive and Fellow/Fellowette Weatherheads EveryWhere! Yes, it's li'l ol' me, I'm still alive, and I've been banished to the badlands of Northwestern W(h)yoming ... by choice - I'm an hour East of Yellowstone National Park, the first NP in the world and home to the incredible, world-famous geysers, hot springs, and waterfalls! I'm taking charge of an incredible real Computer Science and Robotics program that includes dual-credit accredited college courses that qualify anywhere an accredited college transcript is accepted, one of the few high schools in the entire U.S. to have such an in-depth program. Somehow, the application I submitted for a "whether" station (as in, "whether we can get this to all work" ) a year ago February (when the Pi 2 was still brand new - remember those halcyon days?) was misplaced onto the Approved pile, and Steph just notified me that a kit is en route!

Running Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi Minecraft is a hugely popular game that runs on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and even smartphones. It's the best-selling PC game of all time and has become a worldwide sensation with obsessive players around the world, a large online community, and a vast array of merchandise. Many people enjoy building complicated structures and even creating their own interactive systems using only the mechanics of the game. The free Raspberry Pi version of the game is the only one that comes with a programming interface, allowing players write code and manipulate the world around them. It's based on Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android, and a Python API is provided.

Raspberry juice and Mathematics Did you ever consider that Rasperry Pi and Mathematica could work together? I recently wrote an article on the site electroYou about this topic, and I was asked to propose it to the Meccanismo Complesso community . I hope that this article will spark interest for all those who are interested in the world of modeling or even for those who are approaching to the world of Raspberry Pi for the first time. In this article I will explain what hardware you need, how to download this software, how to install and how to use it. If you are interested, you can download and install the latest release of Mathematica from Wolfram Foundation’s website (it is free), on your Raspberry Pi.