After some back and forth with the local library, I will now be teaching some free Raspberry Pi computer classes at the Loma Colorado Public Library in Rio Rancho, NM starting at the end of February 2017 (#RaspberryPiNM). Space is limited because this is a hands on event, so keep a eye out for the signup links on the Rio Rancho Public Libraries Calendar of Events page.
The planned dates are as follows:
- February 25, 2017 (start with 8 students)
- March 18, 2017
- April 8, 2017
- April 29, 2017
- May 20, 2017
The content of the class will be based on some previous teachings on the Raspberry Pi which I have included here:
I’m finally getting around to playing with the new desktop interface that was released on 9/28 … PIXEL. If you want to read more on it and how to install, click on this link to see the raspberrypi.org blog.
This is a very NICE update to the previous user interface and I think kids and adults are going to like it. The other updates are awesome as well like turning on/off the wifi, RealVNC server, and the SenseHAT emulator.
We computer users have become used to a nice user experience via many different products, nice to see the Raspberry Pi Foundation put some effort into this.
Thanks a bunch!
Here are some screenshots of my Raspberry Pi 3:
A whole new set of icons throughout the desktop and beautiful photos to set as a background image.
A new browser based on Chromium vs Epiphany.
More icons in the file browser.
On Tuesday this week, September 27, 2016, I presented the Raspberry Pi computer to the Rio Rancho Public Schools (RRPS) – Native American Parent Advisory Council meeting. I had a 15 minute slot to cover this new little computer and show how it can be used as a tool to begin a journey learning about computer science, programming, and how to tinker with electronics. I passed out two Raspberry Pi 3s and one Raspberry Pi Zero for the show and tell portion. The audience was enthusiastic and really liked having the four Raspberry Pi 3s in the back of the room to check out and play with. Here is a link to my presentation and some pictures of the event. I’m looking forward to taking this talk to some of the local tribes here in New Mexico.
Got several Raspberry Pi 3 computers together to do a show and tell with the Rio Rancho Public Schools (RRPS) Native American Parent Advisory Committee (NAPAC) meeting tonight. Should be fun! Look for another post on the results of the meeting.
This video was made from the slides and recorded audio from a presentation I gave to the 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade Montessori class at Sandia Vista Elementary School (SVES) in Rio Rancho, NM on 2/4/2015. My oldest son is in this class. Enjoy!