I would like to share with readers my experiences of the BETT Show 2019. BETT is an Education and Technology show held at the Excel and London and this is my third year of attending. One of the things I love about it is that you really never know what you are going to experience next! Some of the things I enjoyed most this year were playing with robots (there were a lot of robots), virtual reality experiences and meeting and chatting with IT experts from around the world.
Some of the standout experiences included the Special Direct stand. They specialised in technology for children with special needs and had lots of really relaxing toys like a vibrating pillow, a sensory tool for checking humidity, noise levels and light levels in the room and traffic lights with timers to help with stress and anxiety.
BETT is massive and you never really know what is around the next corner – it could be a drone, 3d printers or even a time machine – we saw a real life Back to the Future DeLorean Car!
My favourite stand is Pi-Top and I always spend a lot of time with them. Pi-Top produce Maker
Computers that you code yourself to meet your own needs. I love mine and so I am always interested in what new innovations are happening. This year I went to the stand and they gave me a tour of their stand, let me play with their new Pi-Top 4 and even interviewed me for their podcast!
Fame at last!
The worst thing about BETT? Going home when it is finished.
Isaac Thomson Whitehouse