A few decades ago, students conducting space-based science projects sounded like something from the realms of science fiction. But with the falling cost, not to mention size, of hardware, it’s now much more possible.
Back in 2009, technologist Suw Charman-Anderson realised that women were underrepresented on stage at tech events. This problem, she thought, wasn’t caused by a lack of women in tech, but their visibility.
So long September, you were a blast. To bring the month of mist and mellow fruitfulness to a close, here’s this week’s ‘best of the web’ round-up of articles, posts and content that’s given us food for thought.
It’s no secret that we love maker spaces, and especially the fact that they allow you to get hands-on in an engaging and supportive environment. So when the opportunity to build our own at pi-top HQ in London came up, saying that we were all pretty excited might be an understatement.
At the St. Raymond school in Menlo Park, California, Ken Hawthorn has one goal: ensure that his school is a model for STEAM learning. Ken is a mechanical engineer turned teacher. As a consulting engineer he worked on a wide range of designs – from electric motorcycles to Large-Scale Processor Reference (LSPR) machines and he […]
Mitchel Resnick is the Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Amongst his group’s many achievements is the programming language, called Scratch, that makes it easier for kids to create their own animated stories, video games, and interactive art. His book, Lifelong Kindergarten – Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and […]
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. The school emphasizes leadership, academic rigour, and artistic exposure. Its aim is to provide an engaging and transformational educational experience with inspiring teachers, coaches, and mentors, in a challenging and nurturing learning environment. A group of educators from the school, […]
In our first ‘15 cool projects you can make with your pi-top‘ blog post, we gave you a list of some of our favourite pi-top projects. However, after starting to put together the list, we realised that we like way more than 15, so here’s part two! 1. Traffic lights View this post on Instagram […]
At pi-top, we believe that learning occurs best when learners work on projects that matter to them, collaborate with their peers, and take their creative skills beyond the screen. For this reason, we have decided to put together a list of some cool projects to showcase what our amazing community has been up to, and […]
Mike Roberts is a Senior Software Engineer here at pi-top. Mike joined the team in the company’s early days, over three years ago. In honour of Programmer’s Day, celebrated on the on the 256th day of the year, we decided to sit down to have a chat with Mike about his experience working at pi-top, and […]