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PiWars 2018 retrospective

Published on: 05/21/18

Let’s be honest. When we decided to submit a team for Pi Wars 2018 we had no idea of what we were getting ourselves into. “Designing and building a robot? That should be fun" we ...

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Case study: Corbridge Middle School

Published on: 05/15/18

Three Words to Describe pi-tops? “They. Are. Amazing.” Dean Johnston is the Deputy Headteacher at Corbridge Middle School in Corbridge, north-east England. Corbridge is a ...

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How to create your own quick reaction game

Published on: 05/11/18

Here at pi-top we love using Scratch with our physical computing projects so we decided it would be a good idea to share with you one of our favourite projects in honour of ...

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What is learning by making and why does it work?

Published on: 05/03/18

What were your school days like? If they were anything like mine, you spent quite a bit of time hoping not to be picked on in physics, struggling with algebra, and staring out of ...

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PiWars 2018 - Frankentop Mechanical Build pt.3

Published on: 04/13/18

This post is a super quick update on the new design direction our robot chassis has taken. Basically earlier the week, it was decided for the robot chassis to be 3D printed to ...

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PiWars 2018 - roboTOP Software and Electronics

Published on: 04/09/18

*disclaimer: our two web devs Angus and Liv wrote this blog post so excuse them if they get too techy. If something doesn't make sense, Google is your friend and if after that you ...

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PiWars 2018 – Frankentop Mechanical Build pt.2

Published on: 03/30/18

A few weeks ago Chris, pi-top’s Mechanical Design Engineer, travelled to Shenzhen to get the pi-top China team more involved with the PiWars project. Up until now, they had only ...

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The future of EdTech: STEAM not STEM

Published on: 03/21/18

At pi-top we strongly believe that students embracing STEAM, by making and project-based learning, is vital to both their own future success and the wider success of the global ...

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PiWars 2018 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Published on: 03/16/18

Building a robot can be great fun, it’s really rewarding when things go well, but sometimes there are things that can be really difficult. Below, our team share some of their best ...

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Celebrating Women in STEAM for International Women’s Day

Published on: 03/08/18

One of the most inspiring days of the year for any woman who works or teaches in science, technology, engineering, arts or maths (STEAM) is International Women’s Day (IWD), which ...

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