Linux USB Distro for Workshops

Introducing Workshop Distro, a Linux-based operating system specifically designed to facilitate workshops for ArduinoBlockly, BlockSCAD, openSCAD, FoxDot, Renardo, Godot, and more. This versatile distro can be easily booted from an external USB drive or cloned onto a hard drive, making it the perfect tool for testing and experimenting with various workshop platforms. With Workshop Distro, educators and students alike can seamlessly access and explore a wide range of resources and tools in a user-friendly and convenient manner. Say goodbye to compatibility issues and time-consuming setups, and say hello to an efficient and hassle-free workshop experience with Workshop Distro.

Tip: Consider a USB 3 dongle with fast reading (100 - 300 MBps)

Distro contains:

  • Installation Linux MX with basic software packages

  • Software and material for "ArduBlockly: Arduino for Kids" workshop

  • Software and material for "BlocksCAD: 3D Modeling with Code for Kids"

  • Software and material for "OpenSCAD Part 1: 3D Objects with Code for Beginners"

  • Software and material for "FoxDot Part 1: Coding Music for Beginners"

  • Extra software like python, Godot, Slack, Zoom and more

Image gallery

Installation guide


  • USB Stick (Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.1 Flash 32GB recommended)
  • Laptop/PC with Linux, Windows or Mac


  • Distro img file (gzip archive)
  • Flashing Images to USB Software (BalenaEtcher)


  1. Download iso image: DS Workshops r240314
  2. Use BalenaEtcher >> Select iso file, then USB Drive
  3. Boot your computer, while holding down e.g. the F12 Key (Depend on Computer) in order to enter the Boot Menu. Select your USB Stick.

    To test, if all went down well, we will change the Desktop background image and restart.

  4. Right-click to open a pop-up menu and select Desktop settings.

  5. Change the background by selecting a new image.

  6. Restart your computer.

    Do not forget to press the F12-Button on your computer, so you boot from USB again.

  7. Boot your operating system on this option, and check if your background image changed 😉

Release notes:


  • Setup Geany IDE for Python Development
  • Add panel icon for Prusa Slicer
  • Add Godot Engine, Slack, Zoom
  • Optional persistent (writable) Setting


  • Basic installation