3D printing
Tim Rowledge produces and sells wonderful replicas of the cases which our Astro Pis live in aboard the International Space Station. Here is the story of how he came to do this. Over to you, Tim! When the Astro Pi case was first revealed a couple of years ago, the collective outpouring of ‘Squee!’ it … Continue reading →
Why use logic and your hands to solve a Rubik’s Cube, when you could 3D print your own Rubik’s Cube Solver and thus avoid overexerting your fingers and brain cells? Here to help you with this is Otvinta‘s new robotic make: Fully 3D-Printed Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot This 3D-printed Raspberry PI-powered Rubik’s Cube solving robot … Continue reading →
Unless you’re planning to fit your Raspberry Pi inside a build, you may find yourself in need of a case to protect it from dust, damage and/or the occasional pet attack. Here are some of our favourite 3D-printed cases, for which files are available online so you can recreate them at home. TARDIS TARDIS Raspberry … Continue reading →
I made a thing. And because I love you all, I’m going to share the thing with you. Thing? Things! I’m going to share the things. Here you go: baubles! These 3D-printable Raspberry Pi and Code Club decorations are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree this year. And if you don’t have a tree, they’re … Continue reading →
talkiepi is a single-button, push-to-talk walkie-talkie build that allows users to talk with their friends easily over WiFi, without the confusion of frequency dials, random buttons, and all the other clicky, turny, pushy options that caused me to break my own walkie-talkies as a child. It’s the brainchild of Daniel Chote, native New Zealander, self-proclaimed … Continue reading →
Over in a land of palm trees and breezy sunsets, Adafruit’s Noe Ruiz has been making things. (My Noe story: I waltzed up to him in the Adafruit factory once, grabbed his hand, pumped his arm up and down and said: “SO good to see you again. How’s your brother?” He looked deeply confused. Turns out we’d never … 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 →
Background Back in December, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake took two specially augmented Raspberry Pis, called Astro Pis, to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of his six-month mission. These Astro Pis are running experimental Python programs written by school-age students; the results will be downloaded back to Earth and made available online for … Continue reading →
When we were at SXSW Create in Austin back in March, teaching hundreds of kids about Bash script, we met a young lady called Katie. Katie looks unassuming, but she’s actually an evil genius. Some of the other kids we talked to during the three-day event hadn’t done a huge amount with a Raspberry Pi before (although … Continue reading →
I’ve always fantasised about having a kiln in the garage (Eben wants a pick and place machine; we need another garage). Kilns, though, are expensive. And where do you start if you want to refurbish a broken or old one safely? James Gao has an answer, and it’s got a Raspberry Pi in it. (Well, not in it, but … Continue reading →