Resource Library

INTRODUCTION

The Resource Library is divided into three sections:

  • A Document Library that supports users working with the gPiO Box. The first two library shelves are “Getting Started” – for those new to the gPiO box and “TechNotes” – more technical documents that help in using the gPiO Box more effectively. There are also a number of additional bookshelves that contain useful 3rd party resources.
  • A Code Library that contains code samples to support the projects, the code is provided in a variety of languages and for various hardware platforms, such as the Raspberry Pi and the micro:bit.
  • Finally, we’ve added a Notice Board for ‘Hard to Find’ components.

Document Library Shelves

gPiO Box Documents


3rd Party Shelves

These shelves contain useful resources from external sources.

This shelf holds the Computing and  Design & Technology Programmes of Study for Key Stages 1- 4


HackSpace magazine is the new monthly magazine for people who love to make things and those who want to learn

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Computing At School (CAS) have teamed up to produce (Hello World), a new computing and digital making magazine for teachers and educators.



Code Library

Beginner & Further Projects

Each project includes one or more code versions, running on at least one platform (Raspberry Pi, micro:bit etc). To make it easier to find the right file we’ve named the files as gpio_Platform_language_Project, so the Traffic Lights project running on a Raspberry Pi in Scratch would be gpio_rpi_scratch_trafficlights.

The Steady! project has code written in both text and block based languages, and runs on Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit and PICAXE hardware.

Advanced Projects

Advanced Projects lend themselves to collaborative working and updates so we use GitHub as a Version Control mechanism.

Not sure about GitHub? - Watch this video (Click the + sign to the right)

This video describes how GitHub works – it’s focussed around Microsoft products, but the principles apply across all platforms.



Where it is not possible to store code in the cloud, the code is only present on the specific project page.


Notice Board

This is our ‘Where can I find…’ board, if you’ve found something useful that’s not shown here please let us know and we’ll add it to the board.
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