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# 252757 10-Jul-2019 14:39
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I have two Raspberry Pi 3b+ that I originally bought for the kids. Have unsuccessfully tried selling them recently, so may as well use them. 

 

 

 

Can anyone suggest some fun pi projects suitable for a 9 year old boy to get started? 


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  # 2274009 10-Jul-2019 14:41
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retropie

 

minecraft server thing that I dont really understand

 

are the 2 things that kids I know use them for.





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  # 2274016 10-Jul-2019 14:56
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Check library for books such as Raspberry Pi For Kids (Dummies series)

 

 





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  # 2274095 10-Jul-2019 15:30
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Grab a dev shield and wire up lights and sensors and motors. Program with Scratch. 


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  # 2274146 10-Jul-2019 15:54
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What's he in to? Robots? Lego? Video games? Coding? TV? The weather? Racing / RC cars?

 

There's lots that can be done with a Raspberry Pi as a base, depends on what direction he wants to take.


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  # 2274152 10-Jul-2019 16:18
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