RPi Education

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Doing a project at school or have a Raspberry Pi Club? Add it in this section to allow others to follow your progress!

A key aspect of the Raspberry Pi Foundation's aims is to encourage education - several groups, including Computing At School aim to bring Computing Science back into schools.

The Manual

A manual is currently in production by members of the Computing At School working group. This began on the 13 October 2011 and is due to be ready for early March 2012. The manual is aimed at the project's target audience, children, so that they can take their "First steps in Computer Science".

For the first release (~January/February 2012), there will mostly likely be very minimal documentation. A 'schools' release is due in June/July 2012.

Your Projects

Please add details of your group and what plans you have for the RPi or provide a link to your homepage.

University of Manchester - School of Computer Science

We want to use the Raspberry Pi with a simple hardware board and set of downloadable activities to use it to encourage young people (or anyone else) get into embedded computing. We're currently looking at piface for the interface board and trying to come up with little activities to do. We've got some ideas but would love some more if anyone else wants to get involved.

We already run Linux workshops for schools and the National UK Schools Animation Competition, which uses Scratch.

Educational Links

Programming languages

Items in bold specifically support the Raspberry Pi device


Software suites


General resources

Articles/opinion pieces/trade bodies relating to education

In the UK:


Direct action