Issue #55 — Butterflies

Friday 4 July 2014

Hi there

This week we saw some nice projects – including an array of mobile phones programmed to create a butterfly effect (not to be confused with the butterfly effect) and a set of instructions to build your own GameBoy from the awesome people of Adafruit.

Both Ben and Ryan are attending the Cambridge Jam tomorrow – Ben will be speaking about contributing to educational resources with GitHub and giving a Python picamera workshop, and Ryan will be demoing his mighty robots.

This week we have a mystery sponsor! There’s a new exciting project coming to KickStarter. Welcome Flotilla!

Ben & Ryan

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Adafruit’s make your own GameBoy project


  • Picademy #4 Applications Open (
    Applications for the Foundation's free CDP for teachers in September now open
  • Pi In The Sky Add-on Board (
    Dave Akerman has launched an add-on board for launching your Pi in to space
  • Raspiado (
    A neat USB hub that slots on to your Raspberry Pi
  • SteampunkPi (
    7" LCD XBMC media centre embedded in a steampunk enclosure


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