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Liz Upton
Director of Communications, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Usually quite inky
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We see a lot of Raspberry Pis being used as security cameras – check out this fine example that we blogged back in 2013 – they’re a cheap and effective solution for people who want to deter burglars and vandals. The good folks at Adafruit had one of those ideas that makes you slap yourself in the... Continue reading
We see a lot of Pi Zero retro gaming mods, but I think this one might just take the biscuit. This rather beautiful mod from Wermy (leave your real name in the comments if you’d like us to use it, Wermy!) has a few details that really make it stand out. Pi Zero in a controller... Continue reading
So then. Aquaponics. I’d assumed it was something to do with growing underwater plants. Dead wrong. My educative moment occurred at Disneyworld’s Epcot a couple of years ago. There’s a ride called The Land, where, after enduring a selection of creaking dioramas illustrating different US habitats, you’re taken on a little motorised punt thing on a watery track through greenhouses groaning... Continue reading
This is not a hamster. (I could stare at that all day.) Cat owners among you with hard floor coverings will recognise the eldritch skittering of tiny paws at the witching hour, when all cats believe they have become rally cars. The owner of Jasper and Ruben (who, when researching this post, I thought was... Continue reading
Liz: Today we’ve got a guest post from the terrifyingly hirsute Pete Stevens. Pete’s from Mythic Beasts, our web hosts; and he’s the reason this website stands up to the absurd amounts of traffic you throw at it. (Yesterday we saw about a quarter of a million sessions – that goes up WAY above a million... Continue reading
I was invited to a dinner at Queens’ College in Cambridge a few weeks ago. I got talking to another attendee, and said enthusiastically: “Do you know, I don’t think I’ve been here since I was an undergraduate. Back then I was here every week.” “Supervisions?” “No. This is where the Star Trek society met.” My... Continue reading
Amazon’s Echo isn’t available here in the UK yet. This is very aggravating for those of us who pride ourselves on early adoption. For the uninitiated, Echo’s an all-in-one speaker and voice-command device that works with Amazon’s Alexa voice service. Using an Echo, Alexa can answer verbal questions and integrate with a bunch of the connected objects... Continue reading
We are going to be doing some celebrating here at Pi Towers on Monday: February 29 is the 4th anniversary (or 1st, if you’re prissy about leap years) of the first sales of the Raspberry Pi 1. We’ll have more reminiscing to do on the day, but to whet your appetite, here’s an absolutely wonderful video... Continue reading
Here’s a little game for your Raspberry Pi and Sense HAT from Dan Aldred. Dan’s a UK teacher (one of those people you wish had been YOUR teacher when you were a kid). So, as always with a Dan resource, he’s made the code available on GitHub to make made sure that kids (and adults) can build... Continue reading
So there was I, halfway through writing another blog post, when this landed on Twitter. Feast your eyes. It’s a Raspberry Pi robot that plays a pretty mean game of Connect 4. 4 Bot – Raspberry Pi Connect 4 playing robot Written in Python, uses the minimax AI algorithm to calculate moves. Plays a fairly... Continue reading