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RI Xmas lectures

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:51 pm
by HarryWeston
In the credits for the recent 2015 series of Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on BBC4, the Raspberry Pi foundation got a prominent position, third in the "...would like to thank..." list. Please, what part did the RaspberryPi play to earn such gratitude?

(I'd like to include an image I have as a .png file of the credits mentioned, but I don't know how to)

Re: RI Xmas lectures

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:44 pm
by Pithagoros
HarryWeston wrote:In the credits for the recent 2015 series of Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on BBC4, the Raspberry Pi foundation got a prominent position, third in the "...would like to thank..." list. Please, what part did the RaspberryPi play to earn such gratitude?

(I'd like to include an image I have as a .png file of the credits mentioned, but I don't know how to)
Interestingly the credits misspelt the name "Raspbery Pi" in the first episode.

I believe that in the first programme there were 2 little raspberry Pis with small TFT screens on the shelf at the back of the lecture stage behind Kevin. They were displaying colour patterns but I think were there for ornamental reasons.

Re: RI Xmas lectures

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:49 pm
by DirkS
Pithagoros wrote:I believe that in the first programme there were 2 little raspberry Pis with small TFT screens on the shelf at the back of the lecture stage behind Kevin.
IIRC they were actually AstroPis
See https://astro-pi.org/updates/astro-pi-f ... -lectures/

Re: RI Xmas lectures

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:55 pm
by Pithagoros
DirkS wrote:
Pithagoros wrote:I believe that in the first programme there were 2 little raspberry Pis with small TFT screens on the shelf at the back of the lecture stage behind Kevin.
IIRC they were actually AstroPis
See https://astro-pi.org/updates/astro-pi-f ... -lectures/
Ahh, so those displays were sense hat LEDs, not TFT.
They looked quite good.

Re: RI Xmas lectures

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:25 pm
by clive
We supported the lectures, as we did last year. The two units on display were Astro Pis as DirkS says.

Re: RI Xmas lectures

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:49 pm
by Woll
They had a competition for school children to design software to be used with the SenseHat, which is being used by British Astronaut Major Tim on the international space station.

Re: RI Xmas lectures

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:51 pm
by DougieLawson
clive wrote:We supported the lectures, as we did last year. The two units on display were Astro Pis as DirkS says.
Which is, curiously, exactly in line with the stated aims of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
I've been watching the RI Xmas Lectures for more than forty years.

Thanks Clive. Same again next year.