developing world
We’re a small organisation full of makers, and I think at least two of us own a hand loom for weaving textiles. (One of the reasons I enjoy the TV show Vikings so much is the casual looming that’s going on as backdrop in many of the indoor scenes – the textile sort, not the impending-doom … Continue reading →
Access to clean, safe drinking water is a global problem: as water.org notes, 663 million people lack access to water that’s safe to drink. That’s twice the population of the United States, or one person in every ten. Additionally, a recent review of rural water system sustainability in eight countries in Africa, South Asia, and Central … Continue reading →
Over the Christmas holidays we received an email from Julien Marin. He wanted to tell us about the Malinux Télé project, which he founded a year ago in Mali in West Africa, and to reach out for concrete help from the Raspberry Pi community. As a volunteer for a Malian children’s charity, Julien had observed … Continue reading →
Liz: Today’s guest post comes from Sonia Uppal, a high-school student from California. We first met Sonia at the Bay Area Maker Faire a couple of years ago, and she emailed me this month to let us know about a project she’s been working on. What she’s doing is extraordinary. Here’s Sonia to tell you more about … Continue reading →
Through working with the UK Space Agency on the Astro Pi project we’ve learnt about something called Outernet. Internet, Outernet – see what they did there? Outernet is a small company started by Syed Karim that broadcasts the most useful stuff from the internet via satellites in geostationary orbit. Anyone receiving the broadcast then has … Continue reading →
Liz: If you’re a regular reader, you’ll have noticed more and more frequent mentions over the last year of a piece of kit called RACHEL-Pi. RACHEL is an offline server, run on a Raspberry Pi, full of educational content from teaching curriculums, Khan Academy materials, Wikipedia, classic literature, reference material and textbooks; alongside vital community … Continue reading →
Liz: Today’s guest post is from David Mitchell, who emailed me last week about some work he’s been doing in Nicaragua with the Raspberry Pi, both at a community level and in a local business environment. We thought that what he’s doing is a real exemplar of how Raspberry Pi can offer whole communities a let … Continue reading →
Liz: This post comes from Heather and Trevor Grant, who work with a student-led charity called The Best of Both, based at the British School of Brussels. Thanks both!  For the past five years The Best of Both initiative has worked with state-sector rural schools around Bolgatanga in the Upper East of Ghana to help … Continue reading →
Update: KA Lite dropped us a line to let us know they had a newer version of today’s post ready for us this evening, that they’d prefer us to use. The updated version is below. Enjoy! Liz: We’ve been talking a bit about Khan Academy Lite on this blog recently. KA Lite is the offline version of … Continue reading →
We were chatting to Natasha Lomas from TechCrunch (no relation to our own Pete) last week about the distribution of Raspberry Pis across the world. Here’s the article she wrote about it. We designed the Pi with the explicit goal of getting kids in the UK coding, but the popularity of the platform has spread … Continue reading →