Raspberry Pi Day

22nd April 2017 - 10am to 4pm

The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde is hosting a Raspberry Pi day. Entrance is free, but places are limited, so please reserve your place using the link on the right hand side.

The Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer, designed to improve computer programming knowledge. It is a low cost but capable device that can be used by people of all ages to learn about computing. It connects to the Internet, plays HD video, and can be installed with a variety of operating systems.

The Raspberry Pi supports a multitude of applications and development tools - like Scratch which is designed to teach programming concepts to young people. The Raspberry Pi also makes it easy to connect to external sensors and electronics, allowing it to be incorporated into a wide range of projects, such as robots, games consoles, network routers, spacecraft, weather stations and more.

Computer programming is a key skill in today's world. It's used everywhere, from optimising the way car engines function, controlling aeroplanes in flight, designing precision components, to modelling complex systems like the weather. However computer programming is a skill that needs to be learnt and practised - experience programming, and solving problems with computers, can greatly enhance career opportunities for students and employees.

Outline

The Raspberry Pi day is an event for all levels of ability and involvement. We want it to be a day for parents and children, educators and pupils, students and makers to share their enthusiasm and knowledge for programming and computing fun.

During the day, there will be: 

  • Talks covering the basics of the Raspberry Pi, as well as programming and electronics applications
  • A hands-on lab area, with Raspberry Pis available for interactive investigations and demonstrations (example code available)
  • Space for guest projects too

If you would like to contribute a talk about your experience using the Raspberry Pi, or a Raspberry Pi project, then please contact timothy.briggs@strath.ac.uk.

Location

The event will take place within the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde, which is within walking distance of Queen Street railway station and Buchanan Street underground station.

Entrance for the event is from the 4th floor on the north side of the building, off Rottenrow.

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Department of Physics,
John Anderson Building,
107 Rottenrow East,
Glasgow, G4 0NG

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