The Maker Cupboard

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Highlights of last month (July)
July is always a frantic time at school with end of year activities including the school show and awards afternoon.
  • This year we did Aladdin (Disney Junior schools edition) which was really successful. This was the first production where I was able to 3d print props and the cave of wonders featured some rather fetching gold blocks and vases. An Arduino with neopixel rings added some magic to a spell book.
  • After a very hot week away for our summer holiday the next week was spent withs two very early mornings driving down the M40 for my two face to face days for the NCCE CS Subject Knowledge certificate. After spending approx 40 hours on this course it was really good to complete the final test.

Coming up next month (August)
With the school holidays comes a little bit more of a relaxing time to get things done, old projects revisited and new ones started.
  • This will be the 4th year visiting the CPAS Ventures camp 'Maidwell Taster' where I will be delivering two Raspberry Pi workshops, helping tell a story and enjoying their final night bonfire. This year my youngest son is attending the camp too.
  • Later in August I am helping the Raspberry Pi Foundation's events team with the Scratch Conference Europe from 23rd - 25th August.