Project Woodpecker: A plan, a Raspberry Pi, a motion sensor, a Pi-cam & a tale or two.

You might remember Project Woodpecker as the activity with 12 students from Northcott School in Hull.

Their teachers wanted us to support through CPD and lead a project with the computer science element of the curriculum.

They also wanted to explore how Raspberry Pi could be incorporated into a project to support computational thinking and to aid social interaction with their students. The school delivers an Autistic provision.

Woodpecker update

                                                                                     A successful outcome?

The results from the camera project have been collected and shared now, but it’s a very different outcome to the one initially planned.

Yes, the hardware reacted as coded and images were successfully captured.   Sadly not the elusive woodpecker shot.  The same story still stands – only Northcott’s caretaker ever got to witness the woodpecker with his own eyes.

The caretaker also had to break the devastating news to us that, halfway through the project, the woodpecker had been killed by a sparrow hawk.  Eek, thankfully during the weekend when we were reviewing the first images captured…….

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