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The Digital Making Process

Tackling a project can seem big and scary, without a clear place to start. We’ve developed a digital making process that can help, broken into phases.

Design Process

In general we’d recommend you:

  1. Discover what other projects exist, get some inspiration, find out the pitfalls.
  2. Generate Ideas of what you would like to achieve, then shortlist which are the best.
  3. Design & Build starting small, get the basics right first before tackling the most challenging aspects.
  4. Test & Improve your project, be prepared to fail, learn and iterate.
  5. Share what you’re doing, ask for help where needed, inspire others to tackle their own projects.

How does having a process to follow help you or your students? Comment below.

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Teaching Physical Computing with Raspberry Pi and Python

Raspberry Pi Foundation