22 March - Update

We took delivery of the six pi-top ceed last week. The Pi-tops were chosen as they are a modular desktop which is ready to have components plugged in, including the Raspberry Pi and kit like the prototyping board which allows access to all 40 GPOI pins on the Rpi. They have built in HD screens and can be picked up and transported easily - perfect for a mobile lab.

It was great to see that these were the monitor of choice for Pi Towers!

I am slowly putting together a shopping list for add ons and project potentials and have recently subscribed to Magpi which will be a fantastic resource for coming up with project ideas.

The next steps will be ordering furniture including lockable storage and large tupperware boxes!


MakerSpace Starts

February 8th 2019

Much discussion in the Learning Commons HQ today over the creation of a new logo for the MakerSpace and after much debate we like the bottom one best and so this lead to a total rebrand of all our logos. We have made a series of logos, which all relate to our school colours. A sneak preview is below.

By starting this journey, I have come to realise that there are so many resources, examples, websites and magazines all devoted to the maker revolution, that I am finding it hard to actually make any progress. So, I thought I would document my progress so that others may use it as a guide if they get the chance to create a makerspace.