Issue #29 — Bumblebee
Happy new year!
This week Ben visited the Pimoroni workshop while staying with family in Sheffield, and Ryan got all his robotics kits shipped to buyers.
We welcome our new sponsor – Linux Voice. We supported them through their Indiegogo campaign which ended successfully in December – and we look forward to the launch of the magazine in February. The guys behind this are the original Raspberry Pi journalists and have openness and community at their core.
In other news, you can get 50% off Raspberry Pi books this week only from the awesome people at O’Reilly with code WKRSPBRY. Also, The Raspberry Pi hit the 2.3 million overall sales mark at the end of December, which is outstanding.
Until next time
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
Carrie Anne Philbin made a big announcement in this week’s episode of Geek Gurl Diaries – that she’ll be working at the Raspberry Pi Foundation (starting on Monday), where Ben and the rest of the team are looking forward to having her on board.
PiBang Linux Released (pibanglinux.org)
A new Linux distro for the Pi, inspired by Crunchbang Linux and based on Raspbian
Carrie Anne Philbin to Join The Foundation (youtube.com)
Award winning teacher and new author Carrie Anne made this announcement
Sonic Pi Flight of the Bumblebee with HDMIPi (youtube.com)
Alex shows off his HDMIPi display with a Sonic Pi rendition of 'Flight of the Bumblebee'
Car MP3 Player (sentcool.ohost.de)
Sentcool's write-up of his project - an MP3 Player integrated in his car
Pi Internet Radio (suppertime.co.uk)
Probably the simplest functional bare-bones internet radio you can make
Watch digital video the old fashioned way - by manually winding through the footage
Wireless Multi-Channel Voice-Controlled Electrical Outlets (instructables.com)
Voice-activated control of up to three electrical outlets using the Raspberry Pi
Pi Lite with Node-RED (blog.thestateofme.com)
Control the Pi-Lite add-on with a visual tool that runs on Node.js
Articles & more
Mathematica and the Wolfram Language on Raspberry Pi (raspberrypi.org)
An introduction to Mathematica and the Wolfram Language, including easy examples
High altitude paper planing with Dave Akerman
Pi, NOOBS & Raspian, Hands On (zdnet.com)
Fresh eyes on the Raspberry Pi, looking at NOOBS and Raspbian
Hands On with Arch Linux and Pidora (zdnet.com)
Exploring two alternative general purpose Linux distros on the Raspberry Pi
- Preston Raspberry Jam (6 January)
- Raspberry Jam Silicon Valley (18 January)
- Manchester Raspberry Jam XVII (25 January)
- Newcastle-Under-Lyme Raspberry Jam (30 January)
Thanks to our sponsor
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