Welcome to the nanonet!

The nanonet is a tiny, self-contained, battery-operated web server and file repository running on a $35 computer system the size of a deck of cards. It was created by Liberating Software using the open source PirateBox project as a foundation as an example of some of the things that you can do if you learn to code.

Liberating Software, as part of Computer Science Education Week 2014 and in collaboration with Code.org, is hosting "The Hour of Code" the week of December 8th through the 14th. Our hours that week will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday, and we'll be holding our Open House from noon until 5:00 pm on Sunday. Please join us!

We'll be offering self-paced, self-guided activities to teach programming to kids as young as second-graders, using languages like Scratch, Blockly, and Looking Glass — if you can read, you can code! For older students (and there's no upper age limit), we'll have activities in Processing, Javascript, Python and other languages.

Starting in January 2015, we'll be offering full classes in

  1. Scratch and Blockly programming, for children 7 to 11 — Learn more
  2. Programming in Processing, for anyone 12 and older — Learn more
  3. Introduction to Arduino — Making the Internet of Things — Learn more
  4. Build Your Own Web Server — Learning HTML, CSS and Javascript on your own Raspberry Pi! — Learn more
as well as classes web design and development with HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript, and evening seminars on subjects like "How Not to Have Your Identity Stolen" and "How Does the Web Work?" Got a computer-related question? Come in, and we'll do our best to get it answered for you.

Visit the online version of the nanonet at http://liberating-software.org/nanonet/

Files to Share

The nanonet includes a repository of files relating to computer literacy, please have a look and feel free to download anything you'd like to keep a copy of.