Liz Upton
Head of Communications, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Usually quite inky
699 posts

KittenGroomer/CIRCLean – data security for journalists and activists

Liz: Rachel Rayns, our Creative Producer, makes a habit of finding interesting people for us to talk to. She works with the creative industries on supporting their work with the Pi, and introducing people who aren’t the usual maths/physics suspects to computing – and while she does that, she discovers some really amazing projects. We recently... Continue reading

The MagPi issue 26 – out now!

August’s MagPi, the magazine for the Raspberry Pi community written by the Raspberry Pi community, is out now. As always, it covers the whole spectrum of Pi users, from absolute beginners to people looking for challenges; and as always, it’s a free download. This month you’ll find a continuation of the robot series that kicked off... Continue reading

Mathematica 10 – now available for your Pi!

Liz: If you use Raspbian, you’ll have noticed that Mathematica and the Wolfram Language come bundled for free with your Raspberry Pi. (A little boast here: we were only the second computer ever on which Mathematica has been included for free use as standard. The first? Steve Jobs’s NeXT, back in 1988.)  Earlier in July, Wolfram Research announced a big... Continue reading

Solar-powered Raspberry Pi school

I heard about plans for a new Indiegogo fundraiser last week. It launches today, and it really deserves your attention. (And, dare I say it, some of your money.) Seventy-seven percent of schools in South Africa don’t have any computers – and 40% don’t even have access to electricity. United Twenty-13, a South African non-profit organisation, is... Continue reading

Rickmote: Rickrolling Chromecast users

The Raspberry Pi is a favourite tool of security researchers, and we’ve seen a number of demonstrations of how important it is to secure your devices against attack that use it. (I got stopped in the queue for the cinema last week by someone who recognised me from this blog, and has been working in... Continue reading

Bare-metal Tetris duel

A couple of weeks ago, we featured a first-year undergraduate project from Imperial College in London: a bare-metal port of StarFox to the Raspberry Pi. It’s stupendously good; even more so when you realise that the people behind it are 18 and 19 years old. I discovered that a second group from the very same class has another bare-metal... Continue reading

Steer a car. With cheese.

Building your own remote-controlled robot or car is a favourite activity for kids who are using a Pi to learn about programming and electronics. But this is the first one we’ve encountered that interfaces with a remote control made of cheese. We absolutely love MaKey MaKey here at Pi Towers: it’s a kit that enables... Continue reading

The CamJam EduKit – basic electronics for £5!

Liz: I wasn’t at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam this weekend: I was working in Manchester on Friday, and then became an aunt that evening (congrats Katie and Ben!). It meant I missed a special announcement: so I’ve asked Mike Horne, king of the CamJam organisers, to fill everyone in with this guest post. Over to you, Mike!... Continue reading

PiGrrl

Adafruit’s 3D Thursday series is getting us terribly excited every time they roll out a new project with a Pi in it. Yesterday’s was a doozy: so much so that the engineering team stood around my desk and made puppy-dog eyes and sighing sounds at me until I agreed to email LadyAda and beg a... Continue reading