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Announcing our million-pound education charity fund

It’s been a busy month for us here at Pi towers, and after the recent announcement of Picademy and the launch of the new website with an increased focus on educational resources, you may be wondering what’s next for our educational mission. Without disappearing too far down the rabbit-hole of superlatives, I can say we... Continue reading

Movember wrap up

Well, that was a very long 30 days for both of us. Thanks to the following people and organizations, and one anonymous donor, for raising £1,500 (plus £236 of gift aid) to support Movember’s work in promoting men’s health. David Akerman  Richard Ash  Phil Atkin  Lukas Barta Andy Batey  Clive Beale  Matthew Brown  Tim Cox ... Continue reading

Movember: two days to go!

You might remember that Eben has been taking part in Movember this month, giving over his top lip to charity for thirty days. He’s raising money for men’s mental health, in memory of our friend Oggie, who died in 2007. He elected for the Magnum PI look (geddit?), but sadly, as the month has progressed,... Continue reading

Radio Lollipop – children’s hospital radio

Back in April, Stewart Priest from Glasgow got in touch with me about an idea he’d had. I’m the Chief Engineer for Radio Lollipop in Glasgow. Radio Lollipop is a charity whose volunteers provide care, comfort, play and entertainment to children in hospital. We’re primarily a play service for inpatients in children’s hospitals, but as... Continue reading

Afghanistan project: double your money update

I’ve spoken to the board of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and I’m very pleased to be able to tell you that donations to the project we posted about yesterday, to bring computing labs to girls in Afghanistan, will be matched up to $10,000 by the Foundation. So there’s an extra incentive to donate – we’ll... Continue reading

Charity auction results

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who participated in our charity auctions over Christmas. Some of you have requested a run-down of the results, so Gert put together this little table (thank you Gert!). Date Final ($) Final (£) Charity Jan 08, 2013 829.03 514.13 Samaritans Jan 07, 2013 395.06 245.00... Continue reading

Twelve Pis of Christmas: Eben

Today’s the last day we’ll be listing a very limited pre-production Model A bundle for auction. We’re selecting charities to benefit from the money raised; today’s charity was actually both my and Eben’s first choice, but we couldn’t choose the same one for two auctions, so saved today’s for last. Today’s auction proceeds are going... Continue reading

Twelve Pis of Christmas: Jack Lang

We’re auctioning off the very first 12 pre-production Model A Raspberry Pis, with some other goodies like signed books, shirts and an Adafruit Pi Plate, to raise money for charities over the holidays. Only 12 of these pre-production boards will ever be made. The first two boards we’re auctioning end in under 24 hours; go... Continue reading