Yesterday, I received a parcel. I was thrilled when I was it was from element14, so I opened it up to take a peek. They must have known that I moved into a new house a few weeks ago, and my new office is looking bare. Here’s what I got:
Two stickers, a dancing man (perfect for compile times), and a Raspberry Pi 3. Well, I don’t like leaving the i7 on all night, so the RPi3 is probably going to be used as a Redmine/Subversion server for my books, writings, etc. Thanks, element14! Just what I needed.
Now, note the piece of paper in the middle. I had another element here, one that isn’t on the photo. It was gift-wrapped, and was a present for me to give to someone else. It contained a CodeBug, a nice little kit that is perfect for getting kids into development. No C, no assembly, programming is done graphically on a website. It has 6 outputs, an LED matrix and a connector for extensions. It is also well documented, but in English. The problem is, I live in France, and French kids aren’t too good with English. Not that good, at least.
I wondered what to do, and in the end, I decided to open it up, get to know it, and then present it myself to some local schools, and see what could be done. The problem is, I’m not doing what element14 asked me to do, and that bothers me. They made a great gesture, so I want to do the same. I’ve therefore contacted the site, to see if I can help translate anything, before showing this off to a few local students. So, since I opened the parcel, here is what it looks like:
I’ll try and write a few articles (or a presentation on YouTube).