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Living with a toddler is the best thing. It really is. Seen through their eyes, everything you’re jaded about becomes new and exciting. Every piece of music is new. Frog and Toad are real people. Someone doesn’t care that you’re really, really bad at drawing, believing that you’re actually a kind of cross between Leonardo and … Continue reading →
…remember, the 5th of November. Happy Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night…Day! A brief history of the Gunpowder Plot In 1605, York-born Guy Fawkes was arrested, along with other conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot, for their attempt to blow up the House of Lords that, at the time, was occupied by members of parliament, … Continue reading →
The Raspberry Pi is not a chunky computer. Nonetheless, tech treasure merchants Pimoroni observed that at almost 20mm tall, it’s still a little on the large side for some applications. So, in their latest live-streamed YouTube Bilge Tank episode, they stripped a Pi 3 down to the barest of bones. But why? The Raspberry Pi … Continue reading →
Long read written by Pimoroni’s Paul Beech, best enjoyed over a cup o’ grog. Every couple of years, I’ve done a “State of the Fleet” update here on the Raspberry Pi blog to tell everyone how the Sheffield Pirates are doing. Half a decade has gone by in a blink, but reading back over the … Continue reading →
While browsing the Halloween section of my local supermarket, I stumbled across this adorable pumpkin light for £2. Given the fact I had a £2 coin in my pocket and an itching for a Halloween hack project, it came home with me at once. You’ll see, if you look hard enough, the small orange LED … Continue reading →
When we launched Raspberry Pi Zero last November, it’s fair to say we were blindsided by the level of demand. We immediately sold every copy of MagPi issue 40 and every Zero in stock at our distributors; and every time a new batch of Zeros came through from the factory they’d sell out in minutes. To … Continue reading →
Frederick Vandenbosch has been at it again. This time, inspired by watching his kids use tablet devices, he’s built a gesture control device for his TV, which manages to be both functional and very elegant. At the core of this device is a Model A Raspberry Pi, and a Pimoroni Skywriter HAT. The Skywriter is … Continue reading →
Don’t stress about it: like you, nobody here has finished their Christmas shopping either. Here’s our annual roundup of the best presents for the Raspberry Pi fan in your life, so you can make them grateful to you all year long. First, and most obviously, we recommend you buy a Raspberry Pi 2 for any Pi-lover who … Continue reading →
For Pimoroni’s second birthday, we finally outgrew the old spring-storage workshop in Neepsend. After hunting for a while, we found a new home near the train station in Sheffield. The new Pirate Ship is almost 8,000 sq ft of workshop and office that works pretty well for us, especially since it’s close to Street Food Chef and … Continue reading →
Thanks for bearing with us while we took the Easter break off – we return to you refreshed and full of chocolate. The marvellous Spencer Organ, one of our Certified Educators, is a teacher at King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy (KESH Academy to its friends) in Birmingham. The school recently put on a student performance … Continue reading →