Adams 12 Five Star Native Coders

Thinking Indigenous is working hard to connect with the communities it encounters. Our efforts are providing indigenous youth access to resources and education that will cultivate skills they can share and adapt to their respective tribal communities.

On Monday, the students of the Adams 12 Five Star School District Title VII Native American Education Program were able to create their own soundboards. With a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B along with a Bare Conductive PiCap the students were able to see how this tiny device operates and reacts to touch.

Teamed with Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint, students were able to paint sound boards on paper and simply connect the sensors to the conductive paint. This connection allowed for some cool results and sparked some awesome ideas.

Check out the test run we did this weekend with some young Lakota programmers and friends!

Are you We are here to help!

Here are some links to get you started. If you are totally new to this, don’t worry so are we. Feel free to post any ideas, or projects you’ve done. We’d love to feature your work, and we’re sure Bare Conductive would too.

You’ll need a Raspberry Pi for the PiCap. But you could also buy a soundboard from Bare Conductive. We recommend the newest Raspbian Operating System (OS), the creators of this tiny computer have great tutorials!
Installing operating system images

If you already have a Raspberry Pi…Bare Conductive has written a fabulous tutorial to get you started with a PiCap.
Setting up your Pi Cap on the Raspberry Pi 1, 2 or 3

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