I thought i’d make a quick post about what we have been up to and what our plans are going forward. We have been talking to multiple investors, educators, and other entrepreneurs who have helped us figure out where we want to go. So far, our Scratch demos aimed at younger kids have gained the most excitement and traction out of people. We want to pilot the RPiSoC at several elementary schools so we can refine our approach and make learning as easy as possible. With that in mind here are the next few things we are doing:
1. Next week we will be pitching to multiple investors so that we can get our initial manufacturing run made. This way we can get the RPiSoC into the hands of everyone who already wants it, and have enough to begin using at schools. Whether they will be available through crowdfunding or sold directly is still up in the air, but we will be sure to announce it as soon as we’ve decided!
2. Over the next few months we will work with schools and young kids through SmartKids NY and other opportunities. This will allow us to refine our Scratch software and create useful labs. This will enable them to learn about both programming and electronics through a simple interface that allows for a lot of creativity, while at the same time teach us what we need to improve.
3. Kits, demos, and cases. We are constantly working on new open source software for use with the RPiSoC. In the next few weeks we plan on making regular posts about these. There are also additional Python API and Scratch features that we posted on our github. We will be updating these regularly. Let us know if you have any ideas for additional functionality that you would like to see.