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Liz Upton
Head of Communications, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Usually quite inky
827 posts
Emma, our office manager, has forbidden us any office pets of the higher orders. She has said she’ll allow hissing cockroaches, which was a singularly unpopular option. (Emma has a PhD in entomology – the study of insects – and we’re worried she’s serious.) Hissing cockroaches, like dogs, tend to wander (cockroaches do it in more of a... Continue reading
We gave away something free with our magazine, The MagPi, yesterday. The magazine industry has a concept called “technical sellout”, where more than 80% of copies are bought. You swarmed over UK newsagents and achieved that with The MagPi in less than 12 hours. As far as we know, the last time that happened was with the... Continue reading
Liz: Alex is ten years old. He lives in Texas. He shared his most recent school project with us. It’s a great project and a fantastically clear tutorial: we thought you ought to see it too. My Mom wanted a Nixie Clock, and I needed to do a project for school. I had a Raspberry Pi... Continue reading
About a million of you emailed us over the weekend about this new implementation of the Raspberry Pi, in a rifle-shaped device which the US Army’s Cyber Institute appears to have made in order to shoot down domestic drones for…a bit of a lark. What you’re seeing here is a Pi and a dirty great... Continue reading
We made the Raspberry Pi to teach kids about computing. Of the 7 million Pis we’ve sold so far, about a third have ended up with kids – the way the maker community took to the Pi was a real surprise to us, as was the enthusiastic response from industrial users. One of the best... Continue reading
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