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Liz Upton
Head of Communications, Raspberry Pi Foundation
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Liz: Today we’ve got a guest post from our friends at element14, who have been running a competition over the last few months that’s had Raspberry Pi owners making movie magic. Our very own James Adams did the judging, and we’ve really enjoyed seeing the entries – we think you’ll find them as amazing as we... Continue reading
Is it a guitar that’s also a Game Boy, or a Game Boy that’s also a guitar? We just don’t know. This is a thing of beauty. Best of all, for me, is the way the A and B buttons don’t just control the Game Boy; they’re also volume and tone dials. The build uses... Continue reading
We’re gearing up to go to World Maker Faire in at the New York Hall of Science on September 26 and 27 – if you’re going to be there, please come and say hi at the Raspberry Pi booth. We’ll have demos, activities, some little bits and bobs to give away, and much more. Eben’s... Continue reading
Our old friend Norbert “HomoFaciens” Heinz has been at it again. Norbert’s builds are consistently some of the most thorough and interesting we get to see. (They’re also fantastically narrated, and produced in both German and in English.) Norbert’s latest is a crystal-clear explanation of how hanging plotters work; you’ll learn about the electronics involved... Continue reading
If you’re of an even slightly sensitive disposition, the problem of mice in the home is nightmarish. Cats are either brutally violent or (step forward, Mooncake, Official Raspberry Pi Cat and Friend of Mice) a pushover. A snap trap with back-snapping force and liver-squirting power is just horrible to deal with, and I don’t want to... Continue reading
Music hacks are my favourite hacks of all, and this one had me bounding around the office with the video below playing on my laptop so I could share it with people yesterday. Meet Quaver, the multiplayer piano. With a Raspberry Pi, some magnetic pickups, and the open-source Sooper Looper (which I am downloading as soon... Continue reading
A quick survey of the desks at Pi Towers reveals thirteen Rubik’s Cubes in various states of done-ness. Gordon’s brain doesn’t work without a cube to play with, and Ben appears to breed them in his desk drawers. (Rubik’s cubes are not the worst thing that breeds in Ben’s drawers.) With this Cube Solver from... Continue reading
While we’re on the subject of HATs, here’s one of my favourites, from our friends at Adafruit. We had email a couple of weeks ago from José Federico Ramos Ortega, who has prepared a video and tutorial about the HAT (which he calls a Sombrero Capacitivo) in Spanish. Extra points for the use of cactus fruit... Continue reading
We often see really fantastic looking retro builds that are one-offs; so you can’t replicate them at home without a lot of artistic and mechanical skill. So we were really pleased when Oscar Vermeulen emailed us yesterday about the project he’s been working on. As well as having made something that’s both functional and utterly desirable, he’s had the... Continue reading
Liz: Robotics is a really powerful way to get kids excited about programming and electronics, and a Kickstarter from Formula AllCode, with its integrated course, has all the elements you need to get a kid from zero to robot overlord. I asked Liam Walton from Matrix TSL, the people behind Formula AllCode, to write a few... Continue reading