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Engaging Project Ideas for the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a small $35 computer that has taken the computing world by storm! For educators responsible for teaching STEM subjects, it has opened up an amazing world of possibilities for project-based learning. The best feature of the Raspberry Pi is it can be utilized by teachers with little-to-no technology experience. The Internet is chock-full with guides on how to use the device. I’ve chosen some of my favorite projects that are easy to implement that will get you started.
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Engaging Project Ideas for the Raspberry Pi
  • John Cork says:
    Why not start with this great Raspberry Pi project and improve communication at your very own school? Many educational institutions utilize Google Apps for Education (GAFE) which includes the Google Calendar. This project from instructables.com will walk you through creating a wall-mounted Google Calendar on an old LCD or LED screen. Combine your knowledge with that of your students and see what kind of awesomeness you can create!
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    A Simple Raspberry Pi Photo Frame - Pi My Life Up

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    John Cork says:
    Do you have an old LCD monitor laying around? Throw in a Raspberry Pi, 4GB SD Card, Wi-Fi dongle and USB Drive and you’ll have your very own digital photo picture frame! This project is another great idea for the classroom…work with your students to create a digital photo frame that can be hung in the classroom, school hallway or entrance. The project requires simple Linux command line skills but the easy-to-follow instructions will guide you.
  • John Cork says:
    Looking for even more project ideas for the low-cost Raspberry Pi . . . The video focuses on the most-recently released $35 Raspberry Pi that has onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This video demonstrates how to create a streaming audio device, block Internet ads, build a Google calendar, stream your media or play retro video games.
  • John Cork says:
    Are you looking for a more advanced project? Why not try the Raspberry Pi security camera and monitor. After completing the project you’ll have a camera that can sense motion, start recording and send the video to a web browser. This website contains all the detailed information you’ll need to complete the project.
  • John Cork says:
    Magpi Magazine is the official magazine from the community behind Raspberry Pi and is chock-full of project ideas and other useful articles. The magazine is available for FREE in PDF format and is visually stunning and fun to read. The articles come from Raspberry Pi enthusiasts who share their project ideas, tips and tricks. I can't say enough about this magazine . . . download for FREE today and get inspired!
  • John Cork says:
    This is the go-to-guide for any educator using the Raspberry Pi for the first time. Here you’ll find detailed and easy-to-follow directions on how to set up a standalone Raspberry Pi. With just a basic level of technical proficiency, you’ll be up and running in no time. The guide will inform you about the equipment you need, optional extras and how to set up a monitor. Also, you'll learn where you can find teaching resources, community support, and training!
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