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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”. The second query/discussion was about the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s alliance with […]

BBC Micro:bit boards 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 reseller in the Republic of Ireland on the micro:bit website. I have purchased from […]

Whizzkids DCU Week 5

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Whizzkids DCU Week 5 was great fun and a mix of nationalities and abilities. The group consisted of novices, old hands and a very able hacker. Besides learning HTML, CSS and Javascript as they constructed their webpages the coders also got to work the BBC Micro:bit board. They were also introduced to […]

Radio Caroline outlawed at midnight 50 years ago

 

Archive black and white photographs of Radio Caroline being kitted out in Greenore Harbour, County Louth in the Republic of Ireland.

 

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50 years ago while I was on holidays in Skerries in north county Dublin I stayed awake with my hand size Panasonic transistor radio jammed to my ear to […]

Whizzkids at DCU 2017

Another week at Whizzkids DCU 2017 Summer Camp has come to an end and a great time was had by all. The standard was very high and new national and international friendships were forged during the week. The other images will be published in the gallery on the right sidebar over the weekend.

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Charleville Mall Library CoderDojo Computer Maintenance Badge

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