The DOTs Board is an official Raspberry Pi product designed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Creative Producer, Rachel Rayns. It’s been used by the Foundation team at events all over the world – and now you can buy one yourself!
It’s a HAT-sized board with a Dot-to-Dot (Connect the Dots for our friends over the pond) activity. You use conductive paint to follow the numbers – the Raspberry Pi will read which dots have been connected and will generate your airplane in Minecraft based on your painting.
DOTs Boards are reusable – simply wash the paint off with a wet wipe or damp kitchen roll, allow it to dry and start all over again. Big kid? You can hack the code to add extra elements into the Minecraft game or start a new game from scratch.
All you need is:
- A Dots Board
- A Raspberry Pi
- Electric Paint
- Further information including code and project examples can be found at raspberrypi.org/dots/