12/05/2018

The 1st ever Coolest Projects UK!

On Saturday 28 April we brought together young digital creators from the UK Raspberry Pi community for the first-ever Coolest Projects UK. Coolest Projects started in Dublin seven years ago as an event where Ninjas can showcase the creative projects they had been making throughout the year. Earlier this year we opened up all Coolest…

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09/05/2018

How to make a wearable microprocessor with Stephen Howell and Charis

Stephen Howell is the Academic Program Manager for Microsoft Ireland. In this role he engages lecturers and students of all disciplines and levels with tech talks and curriculum advice. Stephen is a passionate advocate of CoderDojo and Computational Thinking both in and outside the classroom. He developed Kinect 2 Scratch and is a PhD candidate in…

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03/05/2018

Nominations now open for the Coolest Club Award!

This year we are really excited to announce a new award at Coolest Projects International; the Coolest Club Award! This award is for clubs who truly embody the spirit of Coolest Projects, showing creativity and collaboration.   What’s the criteria to nominate a club? The criteria for entry are as follows; Your club must be a…

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02/05/2018

Coolest Projects Belgium 2018

Conor, Product Manager at the CoderDojo Foundation, traveled to Belgium to attend the regional Coolest Projects event on Saturday April 22. Here he shares his experience of the showcase and his highlights from the day. _________________________________ On a beautiful sunny day on the 22nd of April I travelled to Belgium to visit Coolest Projects Belgium…

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26/04/2018

Hardware Designer of the Raspberry Pi to keynote Coolest Projects International 2018

Pete Lomas began his career as a lecturer in computer design at the University of Manchester before moving into the industry as an electronics design consultant and then a development manager for a scientific computing company. Throughout his career, he has been personally responsible for the development of hundreds of electronic products containing a wide…

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20/04/2018

Announcing Coolest Projects North America

Announcing Coolest Projects North America All those involved in Coolest Projects love to celebrate young people who use technology to solve problems and express themselves creatively, so we’re proud to expand the incredibly successful event Coolest Projects to North America. This free event will be held on Sunday 23 September 2018 at the Discovery Cube…

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26/03/2018

Project Registration Deadline Extended for Coolest Projects!

Project Registration Deadline Extended Our project applications are almost capacity, but given the feedback we’ve received from eager participants we are extending the project registration deadline for the Coolest Projects International showcase and our regional event, Coolest Projects UK  by one week, until Monday, 2 April at midnight GMT+1. Coolest Projects International on Saturday 26 May is…

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16/03/2018

Coolest Projects: How Jeroen’s app can support refugee communities

Coolest Projects: How Jeroen’s app can support refugee communities As part of our Coolest Projects youth stories, we have been speaking to some participants of last year’s event and hearing all about their awesome Coolest Projects experiences. This time, Jeroen has kindly shared his story with us. Jeroen was 15 when he attended the event…

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13/03/2018

Coolest Projects: learning maths with Krum’s awesome robot

Coolest Projects: learning maths with Krum’s awesome robot In the run-up to Coolest Projects 2018, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from a selection of participants of last year’s event. This week, we heard from Krum, who was 8 years old when he attended Coolest Projects 2017 with his awesome project, FunMatics with mBot….

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25/02/2018

Win a Pi Zero and more by sharing #MyCoolestProject

Win a Pi Zero and more by sharing #MyCoolestProject Ahead of Coolest Projects International (Dublin), and regional events in Belgium and the UK, we want to see what fun and useful ideas young people are working on at their local Dojo, and reward them for doing so! Great, how do I get involved? We want…

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