Welcome to Issue 25 of Pi Weekly.
Last Friday Ryan was at Pi Towers on work experience where he did lots of soldering. Today Ben is at BETT 2014 with the Foundation education team.
Opening BETT, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced a new curriculum for September 2014 which sees computing replace ICT.
This morning, the Foundation released a short animation called What is a Raspberry Pi? made by SaladHouse Animation in Manchester. Ben used to share an office with these guys, and they put their heads together to produce the piece. Ben wrote the script and got Amy Mather in to do the voiceover. We’re really pleased with it!
Thanks again to our January sponsors, Linux Voice, who launch their new community FLOSS magazine next month!
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
How an engineer thinks he’s supposed to dress vs. How an engineer actually dresses
Ryan on work experience at Pi Towers, alongside experienced engineer Gordon Hollingworth
'What Is a Raspberry Pi?' Animation (youtube.com)
New animation from SaladHouse explains what Raspberry Pi is all about
Gove Announces New Computing Curriculum (pcpro.co.uk)
Opening BETT, Michael Gove announced computing will replace ICT in schools
Anton MacArthur combines a Raspberry Pi with a GameBoy console
Line Following Robot (roboticssamy.blogspot.pt)
Using OpenCV to follow a black line painted on the floor
Limelight Steam Machine (raspberrypi.org)
Make a Steam machine with Raspberry Pi
Pi-powered GUI quiz show for your TV screen, complete with buzzers
Chocolate Joy Jacket (raspberrypi.org)
Pi-powered and Arduino-assisted chocolate wearables
Articles & more
Are Teachers Ready for the Coding Revolution? (bbc.co.uk)
Rory Cellan Jones on whether teachers are ready to teach real hands-on computing
Teenage Computer Coders on the Rise (bbc.co.uk)
On young coders in the UK, featuring Amy Mather and Manchester CoderDojo
Two Years of Raspberry Pi (youtube.com)
The Raspberry Pi Guy (Matt Timmons-Brown)'s video overview of 2 years of Pi
Fun With Raspberry Pi (lamages.blogspot.co.uk)
Setting up the Pi and playing with Mathematica and R - from Mages' blog
Mathematica One-liners (raspberrypi.org)
Tweet-sized Mathematica fun
- Exeter Raspberry Jam (25 January)
- Newcastle-Under-Lyme Raspberry Jam (30 January)
- Various Pi Workshops (Bristol University) (1 February)
- Sonic Pi Workshop (8 February)
- Raspberry Jamboree (Manchester) (27 - 28 February)
- Raspberry Jamboree Day 3 (Edge Hill) (1 March)
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