Rachel Rayns

Raspberry Pi Foundation Creative Producer – 14 posts

Maker, Artist, magician.

Hello all! Raspberry Pi would like to ask you out for the day. We have a day of making, hacking, bikes, bird boxes, picnicking, and filming lined up. All we need now is some good company! I’ll let Owen explain all… YouTube No Description This day of tinkering shenanigans is in preparation for our brand new … Continue reading →
Hello, Rachel here, with a story that’s best told through images – warning, LOTS of photos ahead! When I explain how I started working at Raspberry Pi, it ends up being a pretty long story, with lots of interests that became jobs, unexpected opportunities and chance meetings. At the time it didn’t seem very connected … Continue reading →
Last month we published a guide on how to 3D print your own Astro Pi flight case. Since then we’ve seen some amazing examples pop up over on Twitter. My favorites have to be the two below. @KaceyandKristi posted this amazing rainbow flight case – great way to make the most of the layered design! … Continue reading →
Calling all space coders! A quick announcement: T minus ten days to the deadline of our latest Astro Pi competition. You have until 12 noon on Thursday 31st March to submit your Sonic Pi tunes and MP3 player code. British ESA astronaut Tim Peake wants students to compose music in Sonic Pi for him to … Continue reading →
Rachel writes: It feels like only yesterday that we launched the Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists programme, but it was April 2015 when we found nine amazing young people and embarked on a 12-month journey of field trips, mentoring sessions and lots and lots of video chats. I am very proud to hand over to Yasmin … Continue reading →
Control your Raspberry Pi with paint – perfect for all ages! The DOTs Board is an official Raspberry Pi product designed by Foundation’s Creative Producer, Rachel Rayns. It’s been used by the Foundation team at events all over the world in 2015 – and now you can buy one yourself. We are really excited to have … Continue reading →
A big part of my role at the Foundation is running the Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists programme. Over 12 months we take a small group of young people aged 16-21 years through field trips, hack events and online mentoring to find new ways of using digital technology to enhance their creative pursuits. Our latest field … Continue reading →
Howdy y’all! I’m in Austin, Texas at the moment – Matt and I set up our SXSW Create computer lab yesterday and now we’re couple of hours away from the doors opening, so I thought I’d tell you all about the new DOTS project we’re trialling here. DOTS If you’ve been following me on twitter you might have spotted the … Continue reading →
We were very excited to welcome children’s TV presenter Frankie Vu from CBBC’s Technobabble, a TV show for children dedicated to explaining how technology works in a fun way, to Pi Towers towards the end of 2014 to talk about how computers are often found inside lots of different appliances, toys, and products. In an episode dedicated to … Continue reading →
Hey everyone! After much preparation we are super happy to announce an exciting new project from the Raspberry Pi Foundation.   The Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists is a mentoring programme for creative people interested in technology aged 16 – 21 years old. If your passion is the creative arts, and you’re wondering how you can use technology … Continue reading →