As of June 2017, there is a version of Scratch 2.0 on Raspbian which makes this worksheet obsolete [/edit]
I’ve been running a few workshops for Crossover Solutions and have created some Raspberry Pi Physical Computing resources that seem to go down well with both children and adults and so, as a little Easter gift to you all, I’ve decided to share the worksheets.
There are four in total – ‘Your First Circuit’ ‘Scratch’ ‘Python’ and ‘Next Steps’, all designed to be an introduction to physical computing. My experience has been that pupils will get three LEDs blinking in Python within an hour – I’m sure you could do it quicker, but it’s really important to discuss with the pupils what they’re doing at each stage and why so I tend to take my time to ensure that conversation happens, particularly since this can be used as a transition from Scratch to Python as well as an introduction to electronics.
As always, huge thanks to the Raspberry Pi Foundation for the inspiration to produce resources like this, as well as their never ending support.
Get in touch if you’d prefer an editable version and I will send it over to you, otherwise click on the link below for a pdf.
link: Workshop – crossover
Crossover Workshop by Cat Lamin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.