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In this resource pack we will look at something a little different, how to use a simple Raspberry Pi computer to build a hardware based School Radio Player to allow you to listen to your School Radio station anywhere where you have a web connection (wired in tutorial but will also work wirelessley with a wireless adaptor) and a pair of speakers or headphones.

In this resource pack we will look at something a little different, how to use a simple Raspberry Pi computer to build a hardware based School Radio Player to allow you to listen to your School Radio station anywhere where you have a web connection (wired in tutorial but will also work wirelessley with a wireless adaptor) and a pair of speakers or headphones.

In this resource pack we will learn how to:

  • Setup a Raspberry Pi from scratch.
  • Install and update the Raspbian Linux operating system.
  • Install and configure the software needed to listen to School Radio.
  • Sit back and enjoy your stations sound!

This resource pack will help you to:

  • Meet general aims setup in the National Curriculum for Computing - Years 1 - 6.
  • Hit attainment targets in Computing for Key Stages 1 - 4.
  • Develop an understanding how a general purpose computing device can be used to create a dedicated digital device for a specifc purpose.

This resource pack is designed to be accessible by a wide range of people but it is recommended for the following users:

  • Teachers with some initial expereince with a Raspberry Pi.
  • Year 4,5 or 6 (or higher) students with basic knowledge of computers and an understanding of what a Raspberry Pi is and why it was developed.
  • No prior experience or knowledge is assumed, this tutorial can be used by someone who has never setup a Pi before.

Recommended uses for this resource pack:

  • Create your own low cost School Radio Players to power speakers in classrooms and around the school.
  • Student use their own Pi to easily create a School Radio player for use at home.

Much of the information used in this tuturial came from the Raspberry Pi development community which offers a wide range of additional projects you could tackle. Why not visit http://www.raspberrypi.org/ to learn more about the technology and what you can do with it.

***Please note that this resource kit is designed to work with Raspberry Pi and may require some modifications to be compatible with Raspberry Pi 2. We will update the resource kit to include these alterations in due course.***

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