We finished Raspberry week in coding. This is where the students got into collaborative learning groups and built/programmed a project using a Raspberry PI. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that can be programmed and customized into several different types of projects. This is just a sample of what the students built.
An Amazon Alexis clone - It runs just like an Alexis, but built in with a Raspberry Pi.
A LED light controller.
A retro game emulator that played games from pac-man, space invaders, donkey kong, and many others.
A magic/smart mirror. This is a mirror that has a calendar, time, weather, news feed, and an inspiring message displayed on the mirror.
A remote control car that had a camera which was turned into a web cam and was able to broadcast what it sees on a phone or other computer. It is called the secretPi.
An operational drone that will be controlled remotely. This project required programming voltage output to control the motors and propellers.
A pirate radio. The students were able to broadcast music over FM frequency from the Raspberry Pi. We stayed inside of FCC guidelines!
There are more projects in the works!
Congratulations to the following students:
Thunderbird junior, Caitlin Hooker, won a Gold Key in the Young Authors of AZ Scholastic Writing Awards for her poem, "Noise: Life's Greatest Symphony."
Thunderbird junior, Rachel Violette, won a Silver Key in the Young Authors of AZ Scholastic Writing Awards for her memoir, "The Cicada."
Thunderbird senior, Seema Karoubi, won honorable mentions in the Young Authors of AZ Scholastic Writing Awards for flash fiction,"The East Indian Beauty" and humor, "Medical Student Syndrome."