Eben Upton
Raspberry Pi Founder
CEO of Raspberry Pi's engineering team
75 posts

New Raspbian and NOOBS releases

If you head over to the downloads page, you’ll find new versions of our Raspbian image and NOOBS installer. Alongside the usual firmware and kernel improvements, major changes to the Raspbian image include: Java updated to JDK 8 Mathematica updated to version 10 Sonic Pi updated to version 2 Minecraft Pi pre-installed Following its release... Continue reading

Web browser released!

Update: Marco Barisione, who led the browser work at Collabora has written a blog post about it. Back in December 2013, we discussed our plans to develop an improved web browser for Raspberry Pi. The browser is based on Epiphany (aka GNOME Web), as a replacement for the rather venerable version of Midori in Raspbian... Continue reading

Slice – a media player using the Raspberry Pi Compute Module

We revealed the Raspberry Pi Compute Module back in April, and released the Compute Module Development Kit in the middle of June. Since then we’ve had a lot of interest and will shortly start shipping the Compute Module in volume to a variety of manufacturers who have already designed it into their products. One of... Continue reading

More QPU magic from Pete Warden

Back in June, we mentioned Pete Warden’s port of the Deep Belief image-recognition SDK to the Pi, which used the VideoCore IV QPUs to provide an accelerated GEMM matrix-multiply function. Since then, Pete’s been optimizing his code, and has reduced the time required to process an image to 3 seconds (versus 20 seconds for the... Continue reading

New product launch! Introducing Raspberry Pi Model B+

Meet your new favourite piece of hardware. In the two years since we launched the current Raspberry Pi Model B, we’ve often talked about our intention┬áto do one more hardware revision to incorporate the numerous small improvements┬ápeople have been asking for. This isn’t a “Raspberry Pi 2″, but rather the final evolution of the original... Continue reading

GPGPU hacking on the Pi

Update: As Andrew mentions in the comments below, we recently made the source for Andrew Holme’s accelerated FFT library available. I’d encourage aspiring Pi GPGPU hackers to take a look at this – it’s an incredibly tight piece of code. You may have noticed a certain lack of blog action over the last few days.... Continue reading

Test Tim’s New Scratch Beta

Update: from now on, you’ll be able to find the most recent beta release of Scratch, and report any issues, on GitHub. Since we wrote about our efforts to port Scratch to modern version of the Squeak VM back in January, Tim Rowledge has been beavering away, fixing the bugs you found and adding in... Continue reading

Adventures in Raspberry Pi kits in the Swag Store

As many of you know, our very own Carrie Anne Philbin spent most of last year writing Adventures in Raspberry Pi. For some reason she keeps reminding me that, with 4.8 stars out of 5, it’s currently the highest-rated Raspberry Pi book on Amazon; I can’t imagine why. The last few chapters of the book... Continue reading

More Compute Module docs, and an interview with James

A few days ago, we pushed out some more documentation for the forthcoming Compute Module and Compute Module IO Board, which together make up the Compute Module Development Kit. This new documentation covers power supply and sequencing requirements, temperature limits, and the process for writing an operating system image onto a module; and provides a... Continue reading

OTTO: A hackable camera powered by Raspberry Pi

One of our goals in launching the Raspberry Pi Compute Module was to provide people with a way to take products they’ve prototyped with the Raspberry Pi and bring them to market quickly and easily. We know that historically there have been a lot of people out there with great ideas for electronic products that... Continue reading