Liz: Annabel Oakley is eight years old. That makes her our youngest ever guest blogger! Here’s her account of a day out at a the PyCon UK Raspberry Jam in September at Coventry University, and the goblin-scaring project she made with her Raspberry Pi. Thanks very much, Annabel – and thanks also to Dad, who helped out with the Goblin Detector and drove the car!
Annabel wanted a project to show at the computer conference. She decided to make a Goblin Detector which would sound a buzzer and flash a light, when her brother or sister went in her bedroom.
Annabel used a Raspberry Pi computer and a motion sensor.
The Raspberry Pi has an add-on called Pibrella which gives it three lights, a buzzer and a button. It waits 5 seconds to let you get out of
Then Annabel and her dad set off for the computer conference. The ticket was only £5 for children!
Annabel wrote a program to put the words "Hello World" on the screen in Minecraft.
Some teachers were also at the conference. The teachers were learning how children used computers.
Lots of people were interested in Annabel's Goblin Detector.
Most of the children at the computer conference were girls. There was a whole pack of Brownies!
Annabel also saw some robots which could be programmed to dance.
You can watch their 8-second animation here.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Goblin detector and Jam review – a guest post from 8-year-old Annabel
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