How well do you really know a computer? From understanding your computer inside out, learning about binary (the language computers speak) to touch typing in the most efficient way ever – It’s time to go back to basics
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
- No experience necessary
- Assemble a laptop
- Touch typing: Learn the proper way to type
- Combine Python programming with hardware
- Pi-top is provided for in-class use only
What makes a CPU tick?
We get to the bottom of all the big questions by assembling a laptop to discover what goes inside a computer and how the different parts work.
Customise, Hack, Invent!
Pi-top isn’t your average laptop. Slide open the keyboard and it reveals a workspace for you to customise and hack it with other electronic components.
Once you’ve assembled a laptop, invent all sorts of interactive gadgets with LEDs, buzzers and sensors.
Type like a pro..grammer
Programmer or not, it sure looks like we spend alot of time in front of computers, so why not get great at it?
Learn to touch type efficiently with all your fingers (including your pinkies!) and one day you’ll be able to type endless lines of code without even looking at the keyboard.
That’s the *proper* way & how the pros do it! Now you’re one step closer to being one too.
From Binary to Python
Did you know everything you see on your screen is just a combination of 1s and 0s? That’s because computers run on binary!
Learn all about how binary code is processed and try encoding with this old but gold system.
Once you’ve understood binary, it’s time to move on to some text based programming. Code a Simon Says game with Python and programme LEDs to to light up accordingly or programme the buzzer to go off when the wrong keys are pressed!
Dive deep into the origins of hardware with software programming. Your pathway to becoming a Python pro starts here.
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.