Category Archives: Cosmic Code: First Contact

update: Coding workshops

The Cosmic Code: First Contact is a project that aims to introduce coding within an astronomy setting to the rural communities of Zululand (and beyond!). The CosCode programme includes introductory coding workshops using Scratch and Python, all run on Raspberry Pi’s. Various accessories and sensors were combined with the Raspberry Pi’s, allowing for a robotics’ […]

Overview of Project

South Africa faces numerous challenges with regard to education (SDG No. 4). Many of these education problems stems from the scars of Banthu education as confirmed by the 1994 Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) that “Black education, in particular, suffered severe deficits in the areas of Science, Mathematics, Technology, Arts and Culture” Therefore there is […]