Getting the RPiSoC into Capital region schools

Recently we have been working with Smartkids to bring the RPiSoC into the classroom. Last week we ran our first trial run at Glenmont Elementary school with over 60 3rd graders. A quick summary from the school district can be found here:

These demos made use of Scratch on Raspberry Pi and Windows. Kids learned how to control LEDs, use capacitive touch sensors in a game, and control servos and joysticks. We will be doing several more demos at schools in the next few months. This will allow us to get the feedback we need to add some final polish before we release kits.

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Comments (2)

  1. Bill Dreschel (reply)

    February 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Great all the school based activity. Very cool.
    Sorry I missed your kickstarter.
    Are any of the bare PCBs left for purchase?
    I have no problem doing surface mount, and have soldered PSOCs before.
    Would love to jumpstart learning your system.

    1. admin (reply)

      February 9, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Bill

      Glad to hear your enthusiasm! We have some old bare PCB’s but all of our current revision prototypes are in use for these demos. Plus, a new revision that will be even better is almost ready!

      Don’t worry though, we are very close to a relaunch, and we expect to do this, once again, through Kickstarter. So check back soon!


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Published on: 2 February 2015
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Discussion: 2 Comments