Author Archives: MrM

SASNS CoderDojo

  SASNSCoderDojo was launched today on edublogs.org. Click on the logo and check it out!  

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

My Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ arrived today. The packaging has become more economical since its launch back in 2012. The original arrived foam packed in a sturdy cardboard box along with an instruction booklet and above all in an … Continue reading

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Ghost Post

I inadvertently re-launched a June 2nd 2017 post yesterday by changing the images from png to jpeg.  Sorry for the Ghost Post. I was informed last Friday that the png images were not showing in some browsers so I converted … Continue reading

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WordCamp Dublin 2017

Great weekend in DCU at WordCamp Dublin 2017 with bloggers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, teachers, etc, etc. Two days of networking, workshops and talks. Expert hosted Help Desk. Free exchange of ideas, methods and tech tips. It was great to meet everybody in … Continue reading

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UCD CoderDojo Raspberry Pi Demo

Three queries arose after my Raspberry Pi demo at the first session of the UCD CoderDojo for the 2017/18 academic year at the UCD Innovation Academy. The first question related to the cost and availability of the Pi 3 “in the shops”. … Continue reading

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BBC Micro:bit board Irish Resellers

  I have been in conversation over the last few days with 4 teachers who are experiencing back-to-school misery and frustration with their efforts to source and purchase BBC micro:bits in Ireland.    Maplin is the only listed BBC micro:bit … Continue reading

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