Key words, Raspberry Pi and the Pipsta

Key words, Raspberry Pi and the Pipsta

I recently reviewed the Pipsta for the Raspberry Pi and have been thinking over the last week of creative ways that it can be used within the classroom.

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Included with the Pipsta example code is a script for generating banners. I was immediately drawn to the idea of using these to generate key words to stick onto the white board or classroom wall.

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Whilst this may seem a very simple tool to use it does have some real potential for the class teacher:

  • The only consumable is the paper, which is incredibly cheap to buy
  • There is no cutting out needed once the key words are printed
  • The print head and font size is very readable
  • The printed image should last between one and seven years depending on the quality of the paper and how it is handled.
  • The speed of printing is incredibly and can easily be done during a lesson

Combining this with the ability to SHH into the Raspberry Pi students could also print out their own key words during a lesson from their own computers.

Visit the Pipsta website here


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