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Liz Upton
Director of Communications, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Usually quite inky
864 posts
This week, we’re advertising a job at Pi Towers, and a job at Code Club in London. Here in Cambridge, we’re looking for a junior designer to join the communications team. The successful candidate will be working closely with me and with Sam Alder, our Head of Design (who is responsible for our branding, all the... Continue reading
You can do an awful lot with a seven-segment display, a dial and some imagination. Happily for us all, the good folks at Adafruit have metaphorical and literal buckets of all those things, and have come up with a project which is completely customisable, a lot of fun, and should hopefully teach you a thing or two... Continue reading
Liz: James Gallagher is 13 years old. He sent me a little bit of information about a voice-activated personal assistant project he’s been working on: I thought it was so neat that I asked him to write about it here. Over to James! I envisioned an idea where you could rather than controlling your computer... Continue reading
Pi Zeros are still selling out as fast as they go on the shelves. If you’re still looking for one, keep polling Adafruit, Micro Center, Pimoroni and The Pi Hut – they’re all getting stock hot from the factory. We hope supply and demand will even out soon! If you’re holding one in your hot... Continue reading
Dan Aldred, the teacher we all wish we had, has been at it again. Today, he’s been making a Sense HAT version of that old-fashioned standard, Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock (actually invented by Sam Kass, and popularised by the Big Bang Theory). Here’s Sheldon to explain the rules. The Big Bang Theory – Sheldon explains... Continue reading
Today, we’re running a post we published last year for a second time. Why? Because tickets for our fourth birthday party go on sale today. (If you’re particularly pedantic, these are tickets for our first birthday party: we launched Raspberry Pi on February 29th in 2012.) This year’s party will take place over the weekend of March... Continue reading
Every now and then, somebody rocks up in the comments section here, or posts on Twitter, telling us we’re stupid: why would you spend time building yourself a custom piece of electronics kit using a Raspberry Pi when you can buy an equivalent thing in a shiny package off the shelf? We presume that these... Continue reading
Every now and then a project turns up that makes us blink hard and wonder what on earth we’ve started with this Raspberry Pi thing. This is one of them. Dana Lewis has Type 1 Diabetes, which she’s had to deal with since she was 14. In Type 1 Diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t produce enough... Continue reading
Just imagine: you’re elbows deep in Christmas cheer, and the rest of the family wants to know what that chunk of circuit board you found in the toe of your stocking does. Here are some demonstrations for them. First up, here’s a neat little project for those of you who have lost the dice from your... Continue reading
A quick one today. Here’s my favourite Christmas project of 2015, from Joe Corea. Joe’s little girls, aged eight and five, helped with the soldering and casing of the project – but they didn’t know what they were helping Dad to build until this unveiling. Meet Project CORHAKADA. Project CORHAKADA Finally Uploaded by Joe Corea on 2015-12-14.... Continue reading