Code Club and the Raspberry Pi Foundation
Code Club is a programme run by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is a registered UK charity.
It’s not a requirement for Code Clubs to have Raspberry Pis, and there are lots of Code Club projects that don’t require these low-cost computers, but if you do have Pis available, there’s lots you can do with them at your club.
The Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a small, full-featured computer on a single board. It plugs into a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. You can use it for browsing the web, creating documents and spreadsheets, playing games, watching videos, and lots more.
It is a great tool for learning programming and digital making. You can even connect hardware to the Pi’s GPIO (general purpose input/output) pins and learn to program using electronics components such as buttons and lights!
With the Raspberry Pi, you can also build custom hardware projects, from simple robot buggies to interactive museum exhibits and home automation solutions.
Code Club projects for the Raspberry Pi
The first Code Club Raspberry Pi project goes through setting up the Raspberry Pi hardware and lets you explore what the Pi can do. We recommend that club leaders work through this project to prepare if they are going to be introducing Raspberry Pis to their club. The project contains step-by-step guidance on getting started with the Raspberry Pi and walks you through installing the Raspberry Pi operating system. We recommend that club leaders work through this project to prepare if they are going to be introducing Raspberry Pis to their club.