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100 years since World War I: build a Morse code virtual radio

On this day 100 years ago, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in response to the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. As the dominos began to tumble Russia mobilised against Austria-Hungary, causing Germany to declare war on Russia. Germany then invaded Luxembourg and declared war on France; and on the 4th of August the... Continue reading

Bedroom Apollo mission

Jeff Highsmith is from Make. His Mission Control Desk (a homework desk which, when you’ve finished learning your spellings and writing about what you did on your holidays, magically turns itself into an Apollo Mission Control station, complete with bleeps, bloops, and the ability to disastrously stir the oxygen tanks) is a project that got a lot... Continue reading

Mission Control desk

Some parents take the carrot approach to homework enforcement, others the stick. This is the best carrot I’ve ever seen. Some world-class parenting skills are on display right here. This is the homework desk of Jeff Highsmith’s older son: And this is what it looks like when he’s finished his homework and is allowed to... Continue reading

Wooden tablet: Michael Castor’s PiPad

I’ve actually held this project in my very own sweaty little hands: Michael showed it to me at Maker Faire in NY last September. I’m glad he’s written the project up, because it’s a gorgeous build which really deserves sharing. In his day job, Michael works for MAKE, and has a heavy workload around each... Continue reading

Video: Rob Bishop talks to MAKE

Rob’s in the US at the moment for a few weeks, covering the bits of the country we’ve not been to before, and he’s filled every waking moment with Pi-vangelism. You can read more about his schedule at this earlier post: the last unconfirmed date, in Kansas City next Friday, was just signed off today,... Continue reading

MAKE and MCM Raspberry Pi Design Competition: the winners!

MAKE held a Raspberry Pi Design competition with MCM Electronics for US-based Pi owners, and have just released the results. I’m not sure what’s more impressive: the outstanding quality of the entries, or the fact that even though we spend much of the day furiously googling for new Pi projects, many of the submissions were... Continue reading

Matt Richardson and the world’s smartest bike light

Our friend Matt from Make (whom I totally failed to hook up with for drinks when we were in NYC last month – sorry Matt! We’ll see you at Maker Faire San Mateo) has been busy. This demo is absolutely superb. He’s rigged up a light on the front of his bike that works as... Continue reading

Friday grab bag

Adafruit Web IDE First up, Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Web IDE is now in Alpha, and they’ve made some improvements which I think you’ll find very helpful. The package now includes: Python step debugger Node.js update to 0.8 from 0.6 for faster navigation, and page loads. Package node binaries with the WebIDE for faster, and easier... Continue reading

And I totally forgot to mention…

We won a Makey Award at this year’s Maker Faire NY! The Raspberry Pi’s award was for this year’s Most Hackable Device. Here’s Eben receiving the award from Matt Richardson of Make. (We forgive you, Make, for calling him Ebon.) We need to buy more shelves.... Continue reading