Category Archives: ICT

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

Posted in Education, Electronics, ICT, Making | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Whizzkids DCU Week 5

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Coding, Communicaions, Courses, Courses & Workshops, Education, Electronics, Hacking, ICT, News, Programming, Raspberry Pi, Scratch | Tagged | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Android, CoderDojo, Coding, Education, Electronics, Freebies, Graphics, Hacking, ICT, News, Programming, Projects, Python, Raspberry Pi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Raspberry Jam NI at Dublin Makers 2017

It was great to see the Raspberry Jam NI at Dublin Makers 2017 yesterday. My phone battery died shortly after but I did manage to take a photo of Sam Stuart (@tenthchain) wearing his 3D Printed  frames with real prescription … Continue reading

Posted in Android, CoderDojo, Coding, Education, Electronics, ICT, Making, News, Raspberry Pi, Workshops | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio add-on for BBC micro:bit

“This short video introduces the amp:bit, the easiest way to hook up a set of headphones or speakers to your BBC micro:bit. Simply plug the micro:bit into the amp:bit and then plug-in your headphones! alternatively you can solder a PC … Continue reading

Posted in CoderDojo, Coding, Communicaions, Electronics, Hacking, ICT, News, Video | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

BBC micro:bit at Whizzkids

I got a chance to see the BBC micro:bit in action at Whizzkids‘ Summer Camp in DCU today. The micro:bit is the cornerstone of the BBC’s 21st century education initiative to introduce coding in a hands-on fashion to all children in the … Continue reading

Posted in Android, CoderDojo, Coding, Courses, Education, Electronics, ICT, News | Leave a comment