Outside Open Education

At Outside Open, one of our goals is to pass on the love of technology to others.  Throughout the year we offer events to this effect.  

People often tout today’s generation as very tech savvy, but we disagree.  Rather, today’s generation are tech savvy consumers and iPad users but they are generally not creating with technology.  Our aim is to introduce young people to the concept that they can use technology to solve interesting problems and create interesting devices and programs.

Each summer we are offer a class on computers to Kids age 9 and over in Santa Barbara. The class is based on the Raspberry Pi and Arduino single-board computers and the goal is to introduce kids to programming and creative problem solving using technology.

 

High Altitude Balloon Project

The Outside Open team launched a high altitude balloon this past weekend and we were able to get our best photograph from near space yet!  The photo, taken at approx 89,000 ft (airplanes fly at just 30,000 ft) is so high that it is above the blue and you can peer into...

Inside FedEx: Pi Edition

The second project for the Raspberry Pi Kids class was a success! The kids programmed their Raspberry Pi to take a photo every 30 seconds and then they packaged the pi in a box with a hole for the camera module and a battery to power the whole thing.

Raspberry Pi balloon launch!

Each team of 3 kids built and programmed their Raspberry Pis, taped them inside a small box with a battery for power and today, we launched each tied to a large weather balloon on a 300′ tether.
We got some great aerial photos of the Santa Barbara coastline and Shoreline Park.

Raspberry Pi class for kids

One of our goals at Outside Open is to pass on the love of technology to others. This summer we are offering a class on computers to Kids age 9 and over in Santa Barbara. The class is based on the Raspberry Pi single-board computer and the goal is to introduce kids to programming and creative problem solving using technology.