Skyscanner in Learning

Find out how to set up a Raspberry Pi and get started on your coding adventures! 

Skyscanner and Young Scot teamed up to inspire the next generation of computer programmers in Scotland. Phase two of the project back in 2014 offered 500 Raspberry Pis (mini computers), plus the accessory kit, to Young Scot cardholders in S1 - S3 from Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders.

What is a Raspberry Pi? 

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized micro-computer that plugs into a screen or TV and comes with a mouse and keyboard. It  can be used for electronics projects, as well as for many of the things that a desktop or laptop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

It's commonly used across the world to learn programming skills - the operating system on the micro-computer includes Python and Scratch programming environments which let's users to learn and improve their programming skills.

How do I use my Raspberry Pi? 

There are loads of ways to use your Pi. But first you will need to get it set up. We have produced 5 videos to help you get started with your Raspberry Pi.

Intro to Raspberry Pi 2:

Setting up your Raspberry Pi from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.

Micro SD Card Info:

What should be in the box and how you get set up: 

How to install the operating system:

Getting your Pi connected to the internet:

Ways you can learn to program:

Getting involved:

Want to learn more on coding? Young Scot had a chat with Maxwell and Peter, both 15, from Fife who gave us some great tips on how to code