the 50p bunny is all ears

This is the big blue bunny rabbit that our children spotted whilst on holiday in Dorset. It was for sale for the quite reasonable price of 50p. After some debate over who would be making the purchase, he was presently in the bag /  saved from landfill / one of the family.

The parting words of the stall holder rang in my ears, a clarion call to action: “you can connect your phone to it and stuff”

what stuff I wondered. What might it be capable of?

A google later and I had the app. The connection was made to the bunny but there was another connection to make, this time to a news story:

theregister.co.uk/2017/03/01/cloudpets_woes_worsen_mics_can_be_pwned/

oh dear. The batteries were swiftly removed.

Now in the depths of winter I have taken the final step to remedy matters for my son to enjoy his improbably treasured bunny:

 

and sew it ends!

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Picademy

A full weekend of study at Bath University. Being presented with the opportunities and the potential of Raspberry Pi by those who know it best. My thanks to Dan, Mark, Laura and Alan for an amazing time.

 

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Plickers in Science

Popping into a Year 7 Science lesson I was perplexed to find all the pupils elevating laminated symbols above their heads as their teacher held her phone up to scan the scene.

The data promptly appeared on the white board at the front. This was my first taste of Plickers in action – now I am keen to give it a go!

 

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Washroom Screen

There is something fascinating  revealed on those rare occasions when computer hardware (here at Heathrow) reveals what it is really thinking.!

 

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English Scratch / debating

We recorded our responses to pupil debating using an agreement / disagreement selector on the screen of each pupil: as persuasion shifts the balance, so the background colour indicates the viewpoint of each pupil around the room.

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Robot Update

After a little father and son time, the latest iteration of the Garage Robot is born! Upon being shared as the designated show-and-tell item, the spinning motor jams on, resulting in a scene of suitable chaos in the classroom with the robot determinedly making the most of its chance to take a turn at the front!

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