Oracle, Raspberry Pi run science scheme for African pupils

Friday 24 April 2015 | 13:54 CET | News
Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment. Participating schools will receive a Raspberry Pi hardware kit for pupils to build and operate their own weather station, with the aim of gaining skills in computing, meteorology and geography. Schools are encouraged to register their interest on Raspberry Pi's website. The first 1,000 kits have been funded by a grant from Oracle Giving. The Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station project is targeted at pupils aged 11-16 years old.

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