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Dom Cobley

Gert’s VGA Adapter

The Raspberry Pi has an HDMI port to connect a display. If your monitor only has VGA, you have to use an adapter. Because this requires a digital-to-analogue conversion, those adapters can be quite pricey, and they can draw lots of power. So our friend Gert van Loo (who developed the Alpha board that became... Continue reading

XBMC performance demo

One of the areas we’re putting a lot of work into is XBMC performance – we’ve been a bit shocked on working through some data* to find that the Pi now appears to have more XBMC users than any other platform in the world, bar the PC (we’ve overtaken cracked Apple TV 2s), and we... Continue reading

Happy birthday to us!

Today’s a very special day for us here at Raspberry Pi. It’s the first anniversary of the Pi’s launch day. (It’s as near as we can get; we launched on a leap day last year. We’re going to have a really great party in 2016.) It’s been a crazy, wonderful year, and usually I’d have... Continue reading

Camera board video output

Dom’s been streaming 1080p video from the camera board (this time using a blu-tack mount – you’ll be pleased to hear that proper camera mounts will be available so you won’t have to use whatever sticky stuff you have in the kitchen drawers), and he’s filmed the streaming process to show you how well it... Continue reading

Raspbian sneak peek from Dom – performance increases up the wazoo!

We’re hoping to release an official image based on Raspbian, the hard-float optimised port of the Debian operating system for the Raspberry Pi, over the next few days. Raspbian makes use of the floating-point hardware in the processor at the heart of the Raspberry Pi, an optimisation that we hadn’t been able to take advantage... Continue reading