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Raspberry Pi Club resources

These Suishi cards are intended to be quick-start activities. I am using these in my Raspberry Pi themed CodeClub for Yrs 5-6 and at CoderDojo Ham

I will add extra sheets as and when I create them. Sheets marked as BETA are new and have not yet been fully tested in clubs/CoderDojo.

These are originally created using Omnigraffle Pro.

Most of the activities are remixs of ideas found elsewhere. In most cases I have just condensed them down into a single sheet to try to avoid 'computing by numbers'.

Some of the cards are available in two types: -half and -mini. This refers to the size of breadboard shown in the diagram.

All projects are designed for the model B but should work with B+ and Pi 2.


Most of the components used in the hardware projects acan be acquired fairly cheaply, especially if you're prepared to wait a while for shipping from China. I've put together a Pinterest Page that has links to some suggested places where the bits and bobs can be purchased. I cannot, of course offer any guarantee or promise that the products will always be available, be the cheapest or most reliable. YMMV.

##The following sheets are available:

  1. led-scratch: a breadboard project to light a single led using scratch (includes Fritzing diagram).
  2. runningpython: How to run the Geany IDE on a Pi for Python coding
  3. led-gpiozeroBETA: a breadboard project to light a single led using Python and GPIOZero
  4. reaction-gpiozerBETA: Add two button to the led from project 4/5 to create a simple recation time game. Scratch will detect who pushed their button first when the led lights up and display the winner. Also includes a (better) Python version.
  5. pwmled-gpiozeroBETA: Vary the brightness of an LED through PWM with GPIOZero
  6. RGBLed-gpiozeroBETA: Control the colours of an RGB LED using GPIOZero
  7. buzzerBIG-gpiozeroBETA: A simple circuit to make a piezo buzzer buzz. Uses both Scratch(which is only really capable of making the buzzer tick) and Python.
  8. alarm-gpiozeroBETA: Combine a cheap PIR sensor with the buzzer from project 7 to create a simple intruder alarm.
  9. minecraft_gold: Create a trail of golden blocks behind you.
  10. minecraft_tnt: Modify the property of a TNT block to prime it for explosion.
  11. minecraft_biggerboom: Set off an explosion in Minecraft with a real world button. Add a flshing LED and a buzzer for a more dramatic countdown to detonation.
  12. sevensegment: Control a seven segment led matrix.
  13. LDRLED-gpiozerBETA: Use a Light Dependent Resistor to turn on/off an LED.
  14. TrafficLights: Can you program a traffic leght sequence (challenge card)
  15. minecraft-frozen: create a freeze ray in minecraft and control its range with a variable resistor
  16. piglowV3: Use the PiGlow add-on board with Scratch and Python
  17. StepperBETA: Control a stepper motor through GPIOZero
  18. CodeBug: Use a tethered CodeBug
  19. singleled-guizero: Use GUIZERO to create a GUI to control an LED


GPIO: a diagram of the GPIO pins for a model B, taken from the excellent Raspberry Pi documentation.

minecraftblocks: a list of the block types available in Minecraft Pi edition.

More information can be found on my blog.

I'll tweet about any updates Follow @rdhayler


Handouts used at my raspberry Pi themed Codeclub and at CoderDojo Ham



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