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Raspberry Pi-based State Poster

Every year at my daughter's school 2nd graders are assigned a state board poster project. She had done numerous craft projects before and had just learned to solder and started building kits a few months before. After some brainstorming, we thought it would be nice to bring electronics to the traditional state board project with the Raspberry Pi. For my daughter, who is interested in engineering, use of the Pi made it possible to combine so many more types of learning on the project.

Every year at my daughter’s school 2nd graders are assigned a state board poster project. She had done numerous craft projects before and had just learned to solder and started building kits a few months before. After some brainstorming, we thought it would be nice to bring electronics to the traditional state board project with the Raspberry Pi. For my daughter, who is interested in engineering, use of the Pi made it possible to combine so many more types of learning on the project.

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Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


Comments

  1. Note: For the “Raspi64″ the raspberry pi is only loaded with Raspbmc. It was just placed inside an N64.

  2. Is there a MAKE article on how to build this?

  3. jezra says:

    So who are the winners, and what do you plan on making with your winner goodies?

    1. Nick Normal says:

      Hi jezra,
      Good point – I updated the blog and slideshow with a link to the winners. You can see the winners here. Thanks for reading!

  4. sudo-nym says:

    Wow, that Spin case is head and shoulders above most of the other cases I’ve seen!

  5. aaronjw says:

    Lame – nothing really of substance except maybe that RFID server or that Server Control Monitor – those were pretty awesome, honorable mention for the wedding invitations idea maybe. Everything else was “look at my pretty box to hide the electronics” or rehashed idea to ∞+1. Internet radio, streaming widgets of data, remote garage door opener? Siri Proxi? as a control switch? These are all things that we get from existing smartphones and are “let me show you this!” gimmicky things that all ultimately serve to be a waste of time.

    1. Kiro says:

      So where can we see your cool RPi porject?

      Thought so….

      1. therealJayz says:

        lol Kiro, well played…I hate people who whine about everything, whan whan whan is all I can hear…so, Aaron, if you don’t anything constructive to say then don’t say anything!! simple as that

  6. It’s going to be finish of mine day, however before finish
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  7. barrywilliams991 says:

    Looks absolutely GREAT! I think you could sell them.

    1. Ooops! The clear custom case is what I am talking about. It is downright elegant!

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