Picture this: we’d only just finished developing and running the successful education programme for Brighton Digital Festival 2016 – but in a fit of ambition decided to plan global domination with a project in the South Pacific.
We’re trying to raise money for the project – how much though? Our target expressed as binary is 11100001000 – which is £1800.00 or $2300.00 (which is 10011111100.) We’ve launched our fundraising page which is called “Get Fiji’s young people coding with @RaspberryPi.” Please share the news and support us. (N.B. The fundraiser is now closed)
We want to fund 50 of these:
- Raspberry Pi model B+
- flexible keyboard
- HDMI cable
- Book: Adventures in Raspberry Pi by Carrie Ann Philbin (If you have a 1st edition you no longer want, let us know)
Each kit costs £35
We are planning three Raspberry Jams to which approximately 90 young people in Fiji will have the opportunity to attend. Barclays Innovation, via our good friends at Barclay’s Digital Eagles in Brighton, have kindly supported us with 50 BBC Microbits to be used with the Raspberry Pi.
We’ll be adding in reports below about our fundraising progress
Update: 17 October 2016. Thanks to four generous donors, we are at 4 complete kits, plus the Microbits from Barclays UK. The fundraiser will end at the beginning of November to give us time to buy the components – Please support us on Generosity fundraising platform. (N.B. Fundraising page now closed)