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Christmas

Digital signal processing with teeny-tiny tap-dancers.

When we wrote about accelerating Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs) on the Pi back in January, several people asked what sort of real-world application FFTs can have. We talked about numerical analysis, cryptography, spectrograms and software-defined radio, among other things, in the comments on that post. All the same, FFTs are something that those who don’t... Continue reading

Twelve Pis of Christmas: Pete Lomas

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all found what you were hoping for in your stockings. Today’s charity auction of a Model A Raspberry Pi and accessories has been set up to benefit Claire House Children’s Hospice, which aims to enhance the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition.... Continue reading

Twelve Pis of Christmas: Adafruit

Today’s festive piece of Model A Pi comes to eBay courtesy of our friends at Adafruit. By now, you know what this is about: we’re auctioning off the first 12 pre-production Model A Raspberry Pis with some other goodies to raise money for other charities over Christmas. Engineers without Borders (EWB) USA were chosen as... Continue reading

The third Pi of Christmas: Rob Mullins

Today we’re auctioning one of the first Raspberry Pi Model A production samples on behalf of a charity chosen by Dr Rob Mullins. Rob is one of the founding trustees of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge. Rob has chosen to donate the money raised... Continue reading

Manuel, the talking moose

I notice a certain silliness – not to say outright frivolity – surrounding some of your Christmas projects. I’d like to introduce Manuel. He’s a talking moose with a Raspberry Pi for brains, who will repeat your tweets in a Scottish accent, live on video. Manuel is a Christmas installation in the office at Torchbox –... Continue reading

Some Christmas lights projects

I haven’t even put my tree up yet, but lots of you have been very busy with the Christmas decorations and your Raspberry Pis. Here are some projects you’ve still got time to emulate before Santa comes. ConsiderIT.co.uk take the whole Internet of Things idea seriously, and have wired up their office with a positive welter... Continue reading

Pre-Christmas T-shirt sale! Get 20% off.

If you or someone you love is looking for one of our lovely T-shirts, and you live outside the UK, Monday Dec 10 is the last day you’ll be able to order for Christmas delivery. With that in mind, and to make your Christmas pennies go a little further, we’re running a 20% off sale... Continue reading

Christmas music and lights, synched with a Pi

Chivalry Timbers (I have a feeling that’s not his real name) has gone one step further than all those people who were making flashing pumpkins earlier in the year. He’s hooked up his Pi to a house-sized set of relays and Christmas lights, some MIDI festive tunes, an amplifier and some big speakers, and he’s... Continue reading