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Liz Upton
Director of Communications, Raspberry Pi Foundation
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We found something rather fabulous on YouTube. Niels Affourtit has taken his home-made underwater drone (or ROV – Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) from bathtub tests to real-world deployment in a great big lake somewhere in the Netherlands. It’s a sophisticated build – the video below says that it uses an HD camera, the Raspberry Pi,... Continue reading
No proper blog post today. Why? We’re living out of boxes, I can’t find my coffee mug, and I’m having to use my phone to tether to the internet. We should be back to normal tomorrow!... Continue reading
A momentous day: after four years in Mount Pleasant House in Cambridge, we’ve finally outgrown all the available space (insofar as on some days we’re having to sit on each others’ knees), so we’re moving to bigger premises near Cambridge Station. A bit of housekeeping: we won’t have internet after about 11.30am today, and we don’t... Continue reading
Full disclosure: This car is perhaps not quite as big as the car you envisioned when you read the headline.   Zheng Wang from Bridgwater State University has used a Raspberry Pi and some other hardware to modify a remote-controlled (RC) car to follow a track, detect, understand and respond to stop signs and traffic... Continue reading
Daphne the WonderCat is the feline owner of Kate Bevan, a tech journalist. Daphne is surprisingly active on social media for somebody who doesn’t have opposable thumbs; her Facebook is full of a mixture of (perfectly justified) boasting about her superbosity, and complaints about the inadequacy of her human support team. Bernie Sumption, an acolyte... Continue reading
We see Raspberry Pi changing the way people teach, the way people make things, and the way they run their businesses. We’ve been particularly charmed to see how many artists use the Pi in their work too. Sometimes in places just on our doorstep. On Friday, I learned about a new installation at Corpus Christi college chapel... Continue reading
We think there’s something in the water in Southend on Sea, on the east coast of England: there’s a really flourishing local Raspberry Pi community there, with a very busy Raspberry Jam (follow them on Twitter), a pretty Pi-centric weekly Linux User Group (SoSLUG), and a small army of Pi users we seem to bump into regularly... Continue reading
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