This masked and socially distanced event for teens and adults will occur with enough space for 7 attendees in the Nordlof Rehearsal Room on the second floor of the Nordlof Center. If circumstances change, we will switch this to a virtual series.
In partnership with the Rockford MakerSpace, masked attendees will be able to go further with advanced training for the computer operating system Linux for the Raspberry Pi.
What is a Raspberry Pi device?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras. We want to see the Raspberry Pi being used by kids, teens, and adults all over the world to learn to program and understand how computers work.