How do we use the Raspberry Pi?

We use microcomputers for energy efficiency. 25 Raspberry Pi will be installed in the classroom. The Pi is a capable little PC running Linux that can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC does, such as spreadsheets, word processing, and programming. It has been designed primarily for students all over the world to learn to program.

Operating systems

Linux or Windows 10 IoT Core

Features

The new Raspberry Pi 2 - Model B has interesting features.

It uses a quad-core processor and a 1GB RAM memory, It is 6 times faster than its predecessor.

The Raspberry Pi requires a microSD card with the operating system on it.

Microcomputer specifications

  • Size:        3.35″ × 2.2″ × 0.8″1

  • Weight:         42 g

  • Processor: Broadcom BCM2836 ARMv7 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board

  • Clock: Computer running at 900MHz

  • Memory: 1GB RAM

  • 40pin extended GPIO

  • 4 x USB ports

  • 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port

  • Full size HDMI

  • CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera

  • DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display

  • Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data

  • Micro USB power source

The big idea

We transform used shipping containers into classrooms and install energy efficient microcomputers that are affordable and durable. The solar powered mobile classroom has solar panels on the roof that can generate on average nine hours of electricity a day and be energy independent.