Issue #34 — Belgium
This week Ben went to FOSDEM in Brussels, and Ryan had the launch of his motor board on Adafruit featured by Eben Upton on the Raspberry Pi site.
Ben also saw Festival of the Spoken Nerd while on the Cambridge leg of its tour. FOTSN is a brilliant science comedy show. Raspberry Pi was mentioned a number of times! We highly recommend you go see it if you get chance.
We added a search functionality to the website so you can easily find links from past issues by entering a keyword. We also added a feature so that you can visit piweekly.net/latest and it will direct you to the most recently published issue.
Ryan completed his second day of work experience at Pi Towers where he wrote some robot controller code with Ben and hacked some lapdocks. He is also there again today for more robotics fun.
Tomorrow we will both be attending the fifth Cambridge Raspberry Jam at the Institute of Astronomy – come say hello to us if you’re coming along!
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
DaveSpice plays with WordPerfect in the 8086tiny emulator on Pi
Ryanteck Motor Controller Now Available on Adafruit (raspberrypi.org)
Ryan's first product, the RTK-000-001, is now available to buy from Adafruit
The MagPi Issue 20 Now Out (themagpi.com)
The Mag Pi issue 20 now out including Pi Hosting, quadcopters and robotic arms
Raspberry Jamboree (raspberrypi.org)
Information about the upcoming Jamboree and a video from last year's event
Raspberry Pi Powered Joke Machine (instructables.com)
A simple project for creating a wireless Pi-powered joke machine with PiFace display
The SnapPiCam (instructables.com)
Making a feature rich portable camera with a Pi
Raspberri Personal Assistant (instructables.com)
Hacking a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom
Raspberry Pi CD Drive Case (blog.johndroach.com)
A stealth Raspberry Pi inside an 52x CD-Rom Drive
Lamp Timer (makezine.com)
Time your house lamps as a burglar deterrent
Articles & more
MoPi: Mobile and 24/7 Power for the Raspberry Pi (kickstarter.com)
A Mobile power & UPS system for your Raspberry Pi
Controlling music using a Raspberry Pi & ECG Headset (stevenhickson.blogspot.co.uk)
Controlling music using an Electroencephalography headset
A free PC XT-compatible virtual machine/emulator written in C
Modeling Physics with the Wolfram Language (raspberrypi.org)
Newtonian mechanics and bouncing balls - modelled with Wolfram
UK government backed Year of Code starts badly (theinquirer.net)
Dave Neal sums up the disastrous Year of Code launch
- Malvern Raspberry Jam (11 February)
- Manchester Raspberry Jam XVIII (15 February)
- Raspberry Jam Silicon Valley (15 February)
- Oxford Raspberry Jam (18 February)
- Raspberry Jamboree (Manchester) (27 - 28 February)
- Raspberry Jamboree Hack Day (Edge Hill) (1 March)
- Southend-on-Sea Linux User Group Jam (1 March)
- PiCymru - Swansea Raspberry Jam (8 March)
- 1st Peterborough Raspberry Jam (15 March)
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