Mission Space Lab flight status announced!

In September of last year , we launched our 2017/2018 Astro Pi challenge with our partners at the European Space Agency (ESA) . Students from ESA membership and associate countries had the chance to design science experiments and write code to be run on one of our two Raspberry Pis on the International Space Station (ISS). Submissions for the Mission Space Lab challenge have just closed, and the results are in! Students had the opportunity to design an experiment for one of the following two themes: Life in space Making use of Astro Pi Vis (Ed) in the European  Columbus module to learn about the conditions inside the ISS

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Astro Pi celebrates anniversary of ISS Columbus module

Right now, 400km above the Earth aboard the International Space Station, are two very special Raspberry Pi computers . They were launched into space on 6 December 2015 and are, most assuredly, the farthest-travelled Raspberry Pi computers in existence.

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Coolest Projects: for young people across the Raspberry Pi community

Coolest Projects is a world-leading annual showcase that empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs. Young people come to the event to exhibit the cool ideas they have been working on throughout the year. And from 2018, Coolest Projects is open to young people across the Raspberry Pi community

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Our brand-new Christmas resources

It’s never too early for Christmas-themed resources — especially when you want to make the most of them in your school or Code Club! So here’s the ever-wonderful Laura Sach with an introduction of our newest festive projects.

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Prepare to run a Code Club on FutureLearn

Prepare to run a Code Club with our newest free online course, available now on FutureLearn! FutureLearn: Prepare to Run a Code Club Ready to launch! Our free FutureLearn course ‘Prepare to Run a Code Club’ starts next week and you can sign up now: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/code-club Code Club As of today, more than 10000 Code Clubs run in 130 countries, delivering free coding opportunities to approximately 150000 children across the globe. As an organisation, Code Club provides free learning resources and training materials to supports the ever-growing and truly inspiring community of volunteers and educators who set up and run Code Clubs.

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Tech Savvy High Schoolers – Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News Tech Savvy High Schoolers Channel 7 Daily News Last year in March, we showed you the tech savy high schoolers who participated in the first annual Raspberry Pi Jam. It's a competition which the Public Utilities Commission put together in partnership with the Ministry of Education to try to … and more »

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Computing in schools: the report card

Today the Royal Society published After the Reboot , a report card on the state of computing education in UK schools. It’s a serious piece of work, published with lots of accompanying research and data, and well worth a read if you care about these issues (which, if you’re reading this blog, I guess you do)

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Prank your friends with the WhooPi Cushion

Learn about using switches and programming GPIO pins while you prank your friends with the Raspberry Pi-powered  whoopee WhooPi Cushion! Whoopee cushion PRANK with a Raspberry Pi: HOW-TO Explore the world of Raspberry Pi physical computing with our free FutureLearn courses: http://rpf.io/futurelearn Free make your own Whoopi Cushion resource: http://rpf.io/whoopi For more information on Raspberry Pi and the charitable work of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, including Code Club and CoderDojo, visit http://rpf.io Our resources are free to use in schools, clubs, at home and at events. The WhooPi Cushion You might remember Carrie Anne and me showing off the WhooPi Cushion live on Facebook last year .

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