In this episode, I am talking to Lorraine Underwood about her book Save the World with Code. It’s a book filled with great projects for the Raspberry PI, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express or the BBC micro:bit.
Lorraine Underwood is from Ireland and lives in the UK with her husband and two young boys. She is a trained secondary school teacher in Information Communication Technology and currently works at Lancaster University as a Senior Teaching Associate, teaching Applied and Creative Computing to undergraduate students.
Images: (c) Lorraine Underwood – used with permission
In 2016 Lorraine attended Raspberry Pi’s picademy and it opened her eyes to the Maker Community. Lorraine is a Maker who works mainly with lights. Her aim is to inspire adults and children to learn how to code. Lorraine runs weekly coding lessons for children and is also a Scout leader! She loves to teach children and open their eyes to the possibilities of technology.
Her book – Save the World with Code – that just recently got published in May 2020, includes 20 fun projects for the Raspberry Pi, the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express and the BBC micro:bit. She’s really chosen the top educational boards out there with the biggest communities – that’s a guarantee for a lot of fun and if needed excellent support, too. And the really cool thing is that very often you can choose which tool to use for the particular project – so for most of the 20 projects, you get to choose which tool you want to use!