Axcel Campus and our partners offers STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering & Mathematic) class using Raspberry Pi over the weekend. Raspberry Pi is essentially a bare-bones personal computer with a Linux operating system installed. They are incredibly affordable and essentially been created by the Raspberry Pi foundation in an effort to encourage young people to learn how to code and do computer programming, something that surprisingly few young people are getting into in this era of walled gardens and complete, closed off consoles.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charitable organization founded in 2009, is putting this small PC into the world. The foundation is supported by a tech firm, Broadcomm, and the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. The foundation is headed by a legendary game developer, David Braben. As mentioned, the Raspberry Pi is created to be something to encourage learning, innovation, and experimentation.
There are several reasons why the Raspberry Pi is a big deal. For the technology community, this illustrates that the super cheap and ultra-affordable PC is indeed a reality. For those wanting to learn more about technology and developing it, doing so is now more affordable and accessible than ever. At the cost of a textbook, nearly everyone should be able to get a Raspberry Pi if they have the desire to learn and to potentially pursue new opportunities.
Axcel Campus is now offering this robotic programming class to some of our students in line to our pledges to promote creativity thinking and innovation. If you are interested, please visit us for more information.