This week, Carrie Anne and Dave Honess started working at the Foundation, joining Clive and Ben on the education team.
In other news, Intel announced an SD card sized computer called the Intel Edison, which everyone’s been comparing to the Raspberry Pi, for some reason, and hoping it will be in the same price range. As great an innovation this is, we doubt very much it will be in the affordable realm.
Meanwhile, Raspberry Pi resellers – Kano – said in a PR stunt that they believe Raspberry Pis are gathering dust and schools don’t know what to do with them. This was followed up by Eben pointing out that the reality is somewhat contrary to this. Many Pi fans have made light of this analogy by pointing out interesting ways their Raspberry Pis are actually gathering dust (VPN server, vacuum cleaner), and others saying dust is not a problem!
There are plenty of Raspberry Jams and other Pi events going on in the next few weeks – and if you know of any others, please tell us about them.
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
A Case for the Raspberry Pi made from a toy Dalek
Dave Joins the Foundation (raspberrypi.org)
Dave Honess (Davespice) joined the Foundation along with Carrie Anne
Buy an 8GB NOOBS SD card for £5 (raspberrypi.org)
Recommended quality SD card complete with NOOBS, just £5 from the Swag Store
Briefcase Arcade (rightonrydon.blogspot.co.uk)
Travis Reynolds's portable Pi-powered arcade machine inside a briefcase
Pimoroni Piglow & BBC Basic (mybigideas.co.uk)
Leo White's code for controlling a Piglow with RiscOS & BBC Basic
Building A Living Photo Frame (ofbrooklyn.com)
Samuel Clay built a digital photo frame with Motion Sensing using the Raspberry Pi
BADGEr ePaper Weather Station (jeremyblum.com)
Jeremy Blum has an e-paper display showing the weather in 2 locations
Michael Castor's rather pretty Raspberry Pi tablet
Articles & more
Team Kano Shoots Itself in the Foot (recantha.co.uk)
Michael Horne's view on Kano's PR stunt shunting the Pi's use in schools
edX on The Raspberry Pi (engineering.edx.org)
A proof of concept for running the edX course and authoring software on the Pi
Automated Decanter (raspberrypi.org)
Decantation, the separation of sediment from old wine, performed in Pi style
Road Routing with GraphHopper (karussell.wordpress.com)
GraphHopper, which is written in Java, was recently ported to the Pi
- Torbay Raspberry Jam (11 January)
- Raspberry Jam Silicon Valley (18 January)
- Manchester Raspberry Jam XVII (25 January)
- Newcastle-Under-Lyme Raspberry Jam (30 January)
- Cambridge Raspberry Jam 5 (8 February)
- Hackpool (18 June)
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