This week, the Foundation announced a new forthcoming product: the Raspberry Pi compute module, aimed at industrial users. This is a Raspberry Pi module the size and form of a stick of RAM which slots in to an IO board (or you can build your own). This will allow people to use the Raspberry Pi’s SoC at the heart of an affordable dev board or use an array of the modules in a supercomputer.
Yesterday, the Foundation put out a second animation from the team at Saladhouse: Setting up your Raspberry Pi – voiced by Johnny Ball! It’s an excellent video where Johnny points out all the vital components of the Pi, and how to get connected. This now lives on the Quick Start page in the Help section of the new website.
Amy Mather has spent all week doing work experience at Raspberry Pi, where she built projects and games, wrote documentation and learning resources and worked with the team.
Next week the Picademy (free CPD for teachers run by Carrie Anne and the Education team) takes place at Pi Towers. This one is a pilot for educators already involved in the Pi community, and more events are planned to reach a wider audience.
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Picture of the week
Scott (left) and Sam (right) from Saladhouse with Johnny Ball on the day of recording for the animation
Raspberry Pi Compute Module (raspberrypi.org)
Industrial product announcement from the engineering team
New How-to Animation (raspberrypi.org)
An animated Johnny Ball presents setting up your Raspberry Pi
Bitscope Micro (raspberrypi.org)
Turn your Pi into a dual channel digital oscilloscope
An open source voice control platform
Easy as Pi Piano (raspberrypi.org)
Learning piano chords with this python Pi hack
5 Pointers To Supercharge Your Pi Projects (readwrite.com)
Five basic usage tutorials to help with your Pi projects
Articles & more
How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers (readwrite.com)
An interview with Eben Upton
Raspberry Pi: Top 10 projects (itpro.co.uk)
IT Pro's top 10 Pi projects
A More Flexible, Business-Focused Raspberry Pi (techcrunch.com)
TechCrunch's coverage of the compute module announcement
Female Software Engineers Outnumbered (theinquirer.net)
The Inquirer on women in tech, with a word from Liz at Raspberry Pi
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