Spencer Organ has been putting his making skills to use with this Harry Potter-inspired build. Taking his cue from both the Weasley Clock and the Marauders’ Map, he’s taken a Raspberry Pi, an Explorer HAT, an Arduino, some servos and some relays and put the electronics behind a recreation of the Map. The Pi reads, via wi-fi, the presence of devices with known MAC addresses and then activates the arms of the clock to point to the relevant person/position accordingly. It’s an ingenious build and you can read more about it on Spencer’s blog and see a demo video below:
Digital Making Curriculum
Raspberry Pi have announced their new Digital Making Curriculum. Reported by Director of Education Carrie Anne Philbin, the curriculum aims to help individuals from a wide variety of age groups to further their digital making skills. You can read the full announcement here, take a look at the Curriculum itself here and give feedback here.
Episode 6 of the Raspberry PiPod Podcast features more news from the world of Raspberry Pi, some new/updated products, upcoming events, several Pi projects including a ferris wheel timelapse, some Harry Potter projects and a tea-bag dunker plus several Crowdfunding campaigns. Have a listen here.