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Eben Upton
Raspberry Pi Founder
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The closing date for this competition has been extended to 31 August, so now you have even more time to create fantastic Internet of Voice projects! Many of you have been using the Raspberry Pi as a platform for internet of things (IoT) hacking. With wired and wireless communication on board, Raspberry Pi 3 is... Continue reading
When we launched Raspberry Pi Zero last November, it’s fair to say we were blindsided by the level of demand. We immediately sold every copy of MagPi issue 40 and every Zero in stock at our distributors; and every time a new batch of Zeros came through from the factory they’d sell out in minutes. To... Continue reading
The 5-megapixel visible-light camera board was our first official accessory back in 2013, and it remains one of your favourite add-ons. They’ve found their way into a bunch of fun projects, including telescopes, kites, science lessons and of course the Naturebytes camera trap. It was soon joined by the Pi NoIR infrared-sensitive version, which not... Continue reading
The Scratch programming language, developed at MIT, has become the cornerstone of computing education at the primary level. Running the Scratch environment well was an early goal for Raspberry Pi. Since early 2013 we’ve been working with Tim Rowledge, Smalltalk hacker extraordinaire. Tim has been beavering away, improving the Scratch codebase and porting it to newer... Continue reading
When someone rings my doorbell at home, I walk to the door to find out who’s there. For those of you with larger homes, I know that it can be challenging to get there in time to release the hounds. With you in mind, Kishore Gaddam has put together a tutorial showing how you can... Continue reading
Another update: I managed to miss Baruyr Mirican and Darshan Gopal from the Broadcom test engineering team off the list too. My grade this year is D: must do better. Update: I did a rather poor job of collating the credits list this time. Apologies to Aravind Appajappa, Jeff Baer, Saran Kumar Seethapathi and Noumaan... Continue reading
Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose... Continue reading
When we announced the Raspberry Pi 2 back in February, we said that we’d continue to support its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Model B+. Since then, we’ve sold well over a million units of Raspberry Pi 2, but Model B+ has also continued to sell very well, despite also costing $35. A side effect of... Continue reading
People have been emulating classic computers and games consoles on Raspberry Pi since we launched back in 2012. For those of us who bough our first hardware in the 1980s, this is a fun way to take a trip down memory lane, but our relatively modest CPU performance restricted us to third– and fourth-generation platforms. Anything with... Continue reading
Let’s get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), featuring: A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance) 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory) Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 Because it has an ARMv7 processor,... Continue reading