With the help of some local parents, I ran a Raspberry Pi and NAO Robot workshop for teach programming to 10-14 year old children. By the end of the 4 hour session, all of the kids were able to assemble a Raspberry Pi and touchscreen, program changes to a simple Java-based game, and create behaviors that ran on the NAO humanoid robot. Not bad for a sleepy vacation day.
We were fortunate enough to the team from Aldebaran Robotics who flew in all the way from France to help out. Also, the kids were great, exceeding my expectations, and even impressing the Aldebaran guys.
Here are some photos from the event:
The updated slide deck for teaching Java on the Raspberry Pi is here:
And the English translated version of the NAO robotics programming workshop is here:
(Credit to Daniel De Luca for content creation and Nicolas Rigaud on translation)
Special thanks to Nina Shulman for all her hard work coordinating the workshop!