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by NBizzell
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Problems with OpenCV
Replies: 4
Views: 7619

Re: Problems with OpenCV

Thank you Dave,

I got home and it ran first time with no issues.

The URL - https://www.piwheels.hostedpi.com/simple/ was blocked when I tried on a PC also at school (Smoothwall warning message). So this looks to have been the problem.
by NBizzell
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Astro Pi
Topic: Problems with OpenCV
Replies: 4
Views: 7619

Problems with OpenCV

I am trying to run the full test of the code and had some problems. I started with a clean install to build up and get a list of the install commands for the entry form. Unfortunately now I can't get OpenCV to install. I have been using the instructions from the email 2 week warning: sudo apt-get up...
by NBizzell
Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lots of Headless Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 3960

Re: Lots of Headless Pi

Yes the physical computing element might be tricky if load balancing.
by NBizzell
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lots of Headless Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 3960

Re: Lots of Headless Pi

Yes they do.

Looking to be doing some physical computing and robotics.
by NBizzell
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: After Scratch, what's next?
Replies: 25
Views: 11664

Re: After Scratch, what's next?

We have been using Pic Logicator with our Y8 students to do some robotics using microbots (not on the Pi shock horror!). It allows students to make a program using a flow sheet style drag and drop interface. It seems to be a good tool to get the students thinking about algorithms initially. You can ...
by NBizzell
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lots of Headless Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 3960

Re: Lots of Headless Pi

It will be a mix of different age kids.

The reason for headless is the lack of keyboards, mice and monitors that are available.

it does introduce an extra step (and therefore complexity) but means we can actually get going whilst we search for the kit we require (or secure funding).
by NBizzell
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lots of Headless Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 3960

Re: Lots of Headless Pi

Unfortunately I haven't got hold of the kit i was looking for, hence the plan to go headless. I hadn't thought of using cables! (face palm) That could be a great idea to avoid a congested WAP and could well work out cheaper. I think the confusion over which pi to connect to wouldn't be to bad as the...
by NBizzell
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Lots of Headless Pi
Replies: 11
Views: 3960

Lots of Headless Pi

Does anyone have any experience of running several headless RPi at the same time in a classroom over WiFi I am looking at 15 RPi(and 15 laptops trying to program them) Is is too slow to use? Ok if only using SSH? Great and can cope with VNC? I am interested to hear from anyone who has tried this. I ...
by NBizzell
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for monitors, keyboards and mice
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Looking for monitors, keyboards and mice

Thank you for all your suggestions

The sessions are being run in a venue without existing computers (not at school) so unable to make use of the existing kit.

Hopefully I can find somewhere doing some upgrades and looking to dispose of the old kit.

Thanks again

Bizz
by NBizzell
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for monitors, keyboards and mice
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Looking for monitors, keyboards and mice

I am a Secondary Teacher in Sheffield and I am going to be doing some work with a not for profit education group teaching computing to children. We can get hold of some equipment but are struggling a bit to get together enough keyboards, monitors and mice. So if anyone in the Sheffield area has any ...
by NBizzell
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Donating Raspberry Pi equipment to a school / club
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: Donating Raspberry Pi equipment to a school / club

If you are near Sheffield i would gladly accept your donation .

I am a secondary school teacher in Sheffiled and I'm also runnig extra curricular sessions for a not for profit education group for a wider age range. (not just someone on the scrounge lol)

Bizz
by NBizzell
Mon May 09, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Online Homeschool Raspberry Pi Course
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: Online Homeschool Raspberry Pi Course

Thanks,

do you home school as well or just run the courses?

Bizz
by NBizzell
Wed May 04, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Online Homeschool Raspberry Pi Course
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Re: Online Homeschool Raspberry Pi Course

This sounds quite interesting are you US based?

I am Home Educating in the UK and did run some face to face computing classes and would be interested in how you ran things online.
by NBizzell
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: Pi Certified Kids Program
Replies: 7
Views: 3489

Re: Pi Certified Kids Program

This could be a good idea, with the Foundation setting the standards and the RCEs delivering the training / certification in their schools.
by NBizzell
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Search for Erasmus+ Pi-partners
Replies: 2
Views: 1678

Re: Search for Erasmus+ Pi-partners

Jose,

That sounds really interesting

I have sent you an email.

Neil
by NBizzell
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: User groups and events
Topic: Sheffield Raspberry Jam 19th March 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Sheffield Raspberry Jam 19th March 2015

The BCS South Yorkshire Branch are hosting a Raspberry Jam in Sheffield on the 19th of March. This time it is a short evening event showcasing some local projects. If you would like to come along the booking form and more information can be found here - http://sy.bcs.org/index.php?c=events&p=event&r...
by NBizzell
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Tutorial: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Hamster Fitness Trac
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Tutorial: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a Hamster Fitness

This project makes me want to get a hamster to trial this with.
by NBizzell
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Physical Security for Pis
Replies: 6
Views: 4343

Re: Physical Security for Pis

You could go for the lowtech - count them out and count them back in again?

Then store them somewhere secure at night / when not in use.
by NBizzell
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: primary electronics from piacademy 3
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

Re: primary electronics from piacademy 3

This looks like a really good idea to make physical computing more accessible without simplifying it too much. They will still be building a circuit so I don't see the objection to removing the breadboard. It is not just KS1/2 pupils who may have fine motor control issues, this could be a great idea...
by NBizzell
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Help needed for Teachers
Replies: 2
Views: 2393

Re: Help needed for Teachers

If you haven't found it already Picademy shoud deliver what you are looking for on an individual CPD basis. - http://www.raspberrypi.org/picademy/.

If you want a basic introduction to the Pi or a Local showcase then PM me and I'll see if I can help
by NBizzell
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi in the classroom
Replies: 22
Views: 13056

Re: Using Raspberry Pi in the classroom

I am a Secondary School Teacher in the UK and we are looking to use the Raspberry Pi in a number of units and optional activities in our standard computing curriculum offering at KS3 (11-13) from September. We are planning to encourage student led projects with the Raspberry Pi alongside this. We wi...
by NBizzell
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi in the classroom
Replies: 22
Views: 13056

Re: Using Raspberry Pi in the classroom

Hi. I am a secondary school mathematics teacher and I am looking at starting up a Raspberry Pi club at school. I have done some programming in my degree course but will need to refresh my knowledge and probably learn Python. In these early stages, does anyone have any advice in how I should go abou...
by NBizzell
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Worksheet for programming the Raspberry Pi GPIO port
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

Re: Worksheet for programming the Raspberry Pi GPIO port

Thank you for sharing this looks like a useful resource.

Have you thought about submitting it for inclusion in the resources section here?


Bizz
by NBizzell
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Teaching and learning resources
Topic: Sonic Pi 2 preview article
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: Sonic Pi 2 preview article

This is a good review of the new version.

I also am very impressed with the new software (and I've used it in the classroom with good results - http://raspberrywhy.blogspot.co.uk/2014 ... h-y5s.html)

Bizz
by NBizzell
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Picademy
Topic: STICKY: Advice from first cohort
Replies: 19
Views: 22639

Re: Advice for Attendees of Picademy

Take full advantage of the second day to test, tinker and create.

There are not many courses that offer this sort of opportunity to consolidate what you have learnt and put ideas into practice with help on hand from the team.

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