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Pibrella Teaching resources

We were really excited to see the Pibrella in action at CamJam a couple of weeks ago that we bought one straight away.


The Pibrella is a great GPIO add-on for the Raspberry Pi that gives additional connectivity easily.

  • Three LEDs (red, amber and green)
  • Simple buzzer
  • 4 inputs
  • On-board switch
  • 4 outputs
  • LED indicators for the input / outputs to make debugging easier

After sharing this with the Pi club at school everyone seemed very interested in how we could use this in our club. Over the summer holiday I will be putting together another set of classroom resources and lesson ideas based around the Pibrella.

After speaking to a number of students we decided that our project titles will be:

  1. Lights on and off
  2. Buzz
  3. Traffic lights
  4. Disco fever
  5. Morse code machine
  6. Reaction time game
  7. Burglar alarm
  8. Steady hand game
  9. 4 player fastest finger
  10. Mini batak board

In a similar way to my first set of resources (10 engaging python projects) this will also be a free download from the Apple iBook store and as a pdf.

Pibrella project book cover

Watch this space for more details as we get towards the end of the summer holiday.

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