Joey Hudy, inventor of the Extreme Marshmallow Cannon, and a Raspberry Pi

We’re back from our holidays. We have learned that Metaxa makes us ill, and that there are a million and one useful things you can do with an aubergine.

I’ve got a bit of video to keep you entertained while I burn through the enormous backlog of email that built up while I was away. Eben and I delivered a surprise package to Joey Hudy, a 14-year-old White House Science Fair honouree and maker extraordinaire at Maker Faire a couple of weeks ago, just after he’d finished demoing an electronics project he’s been working on. Here’s what happened.

We’re back to normal with the posting schedule from tomorrow – plenty has happened in the last week, and I’ve got lots to tell you about!