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Teach your kids how to program with Python and the Raspberry Pi

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May 4, 2013 5:40 AM

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

RaspberryPis are the new frontier in enabling kids (and curious adults) to get access to an affordable and easy-to-program platform to build cool things. Over a million of these nifty little devices have been sold in less than a year and part of their popularity has been due to how easy it is to start programming on them.

In this session you'll learn how to get started with the Raspberry PI, initial set-up, configuration and some tips and tricks. Then we'll have a brief introduction to basic Python and we'll write a few simple programs that run on the RaspberryPI. The last section of the session will be dedicated to PyGame, we'll learn about surfaces, events, inputs, sprites, etc and demonstrate how to build very simple games that are as much fun for kids to write, than to play!

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