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Boris, the Twitter Dino-Bot

UK teachers: want two days of free, top-class CPD? Check out Picademy, and send us your applications! What do you get if you cross a PiFace with a rubber dinosaur from Marks and Spencer? Twitter magic, that’s what. Teacher Dan Aldred has come up with a thing of beauty: a hack that makes your desktop... Continue reading

Trending Vending: Pi-powered custom Oreos

So you’re at SXSW. And you want an up-to-the-minute cookie. What could be nicer than a customised Oreo, filled, flavoured and printed with the aid of a Raspberry Pi (in such a way that you can watch what’s happening yourself) all depending on what’s trending on Twitter at the moment? Our good friend Matt Richardson... Continue reading

Twitter-triggered photobooth

A guest post today: I’m just off a plane and can barely string a sentence together. Thanks so much to all the progressive maths teachers we met at the Wolfram conference in New York this week; we’re looking forward to finding out what your pupils do with Mathematica from now on! Over to Adam Kemény,... Continue reading

Yorick, the talking skull

I had an email on Monday morning from someone whose job title is “Witch Doctor/Marketing Specialist” from wedü, a US marketing agency. He introduced a talking skull called Yorick in the first line. It perked me up like no amount of Monday morning coffee was ever going to – thanks Marc! Marc says: “Exhuming Yorick took... Continue reading

Feeder Tweeter

This is hands down the best bird feeder project we’ve seen yet. I got an email from the folks at Manifold, a creative design agency in San Francisco, this week. One of their developers works from Denver, Colorado, and has been spending some time building the ultimate bird table. It’s autonomous, it’s solar-powered, it feeds, it... Continue reading

Pato surveillance system

Pato is a little green bird who Jorge Rancé found, injured, on the street in Barcelona, and rescued. He was in a bad way, with a broken leg and the feathery equivalent of a terrible hair day. Jorge took Pato to the vet to be patched up, and took him home to recuperate in a... 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

Eben at the IET: live stream tonight

Eben’s giving a talk at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Young Professionals event this evening. Updated to add: video here! One of the subjects he’ll be talking about is open hardware, which I know a lot of you are interested in – I hope you can find some time to watch! I’m off to... Continue reading