Our First Hackathon!

Well we did it!  We were lucky enough to have ten kids work very hard on our entry for the Astro Pi competition that we’ve been talking so much about.

We developed a broad concept for the kids in terms of what we wanted to create and then passed the project over to them in smaller chunks that could be developed independently of each other.  The tasks included, amongst other things:

  • Taking a picture with the Infra Red camera
  • Tracking the location of the ISS
  • Recording sensor data such as temperature, humidity and pressure
  • Creating an LED Animation

It was six hours of quite intensive coding but we now have entry that we can make to the European Space Agency, we will find out on the 20th February if we have made it to stage 3 of the competition.  Thank you to everyone who took part and supported us and of course Skills Development Scotland who kindly hosted the event.

Stand by Houston for the next update 🙂


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