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Introducing Code Club World: a new way for young people to learn to code at home

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today we are introducing you to Code Club World — a free online platform where young people aged 9 to 13 can learn to make stuff with code. In Code Club World, young people can: Start out by creating their personal robot avatar Make music, design a t-shirt, and teach their robot avatar to dance! […]

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Digital making projects about protecting our planet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Explore our new free pathway of environmental digital making projects for young people! These new step-by-step projects teach learners Scratch coding and include real-world data — from data about the impact of deforestation on wildlife to sea turtle tracking information. By following along with the digital making projects online, young people will discover how they […]

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Learn at home #4: All about Scratch

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no question that families have faced disruptions and tough challenges over the last few months. For the parents and carers who’ve been supporting their children with learning at home, it can feel overwhelming, stressful, rewarding — or all three! As many children are still carrying on with learning at home, we are supporting them […]

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A new Raspbian update

Reading Time: 7 minutes The last major release of Raspbian was the Buster version we launched alongside Raspberry Pi 4 last year. There was a minor release a couple of months later, which was mostly just bug-fixes for the first release (hence no blog post), but today’s release has a few changes that we thought it was worth bringing […]

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Try our new free machine learning projects for Scratch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Machine learning is everywhere. It’s used for image and voice recognition, predictions, and even those pesky adverts that always seem to know what you’re thinking about! If you’ve ever wanted to know more about machine learning, or if you want to help you learners get started with machine learning, then our new free projects are […]

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Try our new free machine learning projects for Scratch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Machine learning is everywhere. It’s used for image and voice recognition, predictions, and even those pesky adverts that always seem to know what you’re thinking about! If you’ve ever wanted to know more about machine learning, or if you want to help you learners get started with machine learning, then our new free projects are […]

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Keynote speeches from Scratch Conference Europe 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes This weekend, the Raspberry Pi Foundation hosted Scratch Conference Europe 2019 at Churchill College in Cambridge, UK. Framing the busy weekend’s schedule were presentations from: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s Mitchel Resnick, co-inventor of Scratch himself Science presenter Neil Monterio Raspberry Pi favourite, the fire-loving Fran Scott Since not everyone was able to […]

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We’re hosting the UK’s first-ever Scratch Conference Europe

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are excited to announce that we will host the first-ever Scratch Conference Europe in the UK this summer: from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August at Churchill College, Cambridge! Scratch Conference is a participatory event that gives hundreds of educators the chance to explore the creative ways in which people are programming and learning […]

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Scratch 3, and upgrading our free resources

Reading Time: 3 minutes On 2 January, MIT released the latest version of their incredible visual programming language: Scratch 3! Scratch 3 is here We love Scratch — it’s the perfect starting point for young people who want to try coding, and we’re offering a huge variety of free Scratch project guides for all interests and coding abilities. Scratch […]

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The Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide is out now (and it’s huge!)

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Raspberry Pi Press has been hard at work of late, producing new issues of The MagPi, HackSpace magazine, and our latest publication, Wireframe. But that hasn’t slowed us down, and this week, we’re pleased to announce the release of The Official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide, a 244-page book that will help get you well […]

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World Cup fever: Raspberry Pi football projects to try

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rumour has it that there’s a worldwide football tournament on, and that England, surprisingly, are doing quite well. In celebration, here are some soccer-themed Raspberry Pi projects for you to try out at home between (or during) matches. FutureLearn Football Uploaded by Raspberry Pi on 2018-07-09. Beat the goalie Score as many goals as you […]

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Transition from Scratch to Python with FutureLearn

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the launch of our first new free online course of 2018 — Scratch to Python: Moving from Block- to Text-based Programming — two weeks away, I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce you to the ins and outs of the course content so you know what to expect. FutureLearn: Moving from […]