Monthly Archives: July 2016

Build Your Own Computer!

For some time, the AWS Library Team has been smitten with physical computing, a mode of computer science that looks to leverage computers to change our tangible world. We love computer aided gardens that only water when the weather forecast doesn’t show rain. Or embedded devices that send text messages of images when wildlife appears. We also love these ideas have never been easier (and less expensive) to create. In the past, the world of computer science can seem oblique, unwelcoming, or inaccessible, but our ability to access and express our voices in this world is rapidly increasing.

This summer, the AWS Library Team is sharing our love for physical computing by offering a specialty course through Annie Wright’s Camp Wright during the second week of August in our Build Your Own Computer Camp. Any student entering grades 4 through 8 are welcome to enroll.

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During the course, we’ll provide our day by day curriculum. In the meantime, check out the supply list that forms the foundation for what’ll be a great foray into physical computing for the 11 campers we have enrolled.

Pi-Top CEED (with Raspberry Pi & Pi-Top Proto)

A Wireless Keyboard & Trackpad

Companion Parts Pack for Adventures in Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Camera

PIR (motion) Sensor

Pi Cobbler

 

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