Beyond Minecraft to Strictly Sonification

Me, myself and Pi

Sometimes it’s a chance remark in a conversation that becomes significant later on. In the last couple of weeks we’ve been building on the school and community project launched when the Tour de France departed from Leeds earlier this Summer.

Specifically those ripples of excitement generated with a few Raspberry Pi computers strategically stuck in windows and  in trees along the Moortown dual carriageway. And nearly from the top of roundabout telegraph poles – that was the risky night-cam project which was thankfully delayed.   You might remember the Tour de Pi timelaspe project, but how did it impact on the community and where would we take it next?

More than anything the TDF gave us that real world scenario to plan a project using Pi and to explore and plan through computational thinking. This was with a group of young but very imaginative children who quickly realised that the final output may…

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