Last weekend the Raspberry Pi Creative Technologists were inducted at Pi Towers, and this weekend they’re off to Newcastle for Maker Faire UK – a great start to the 12 month programme. There’s a great video covering the weekend from participant Yasmin – be sure to check it out and you can register your interest for next year’s programme at raspberrypi.org/creatives.
If you’re at Newcastle Maker Faire, be sure to say hi to me, the Raspberry Pi team and the Creatives group.
The Raspberry Pi was today featured on the Gadget Show in a vintage style internet radio!
This Monday and Tuesday is Picademy in Cambridge. Following that, teachers in the North of England have the opportunity to take up free Raspberry Pi teacher training closer to them than Cambridge – the Foundation’s Picademy is coming to the National STEM Centre in York at the end of May; and the new Picademy@Google in Leeds is also starting in May.
RS Components are now selling the Raspberry Pi Model B+ at just £16 – just 50p more than the Model A+.
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Droplet photography with lighting effects from Markus May
Raspberry Pi B+ now £16 from RS (uk.rs-online.com)
Amazing new low price for the Model B+
An open, secure, and lightweight platform for your files and data
Add-on to provide the Pi Camera with additional illumination
Visualising core load on the Pi 2 (raspberrypi.org)
Cool graphs of CPU usage from each of the Pi 2's four cores
Droplet Photography (raspberrypi.org)
Incredible droplet photography with lighting and colour effects from Markus May
Plotter made from scrap computer parts (raspberrypi.org)
Automated pen drawing and plotting - powered by Pi
Stream PC games to your TV (raspberrypi.org)
How to stream games without a Steam Machine
Bitcoin Paper Wallet Printing Treasure Chest (btcartgallery.com)
Print bitcoin wallets with this lovely treasure chest
Raspberry Pi 2 powered Arcade (uk.ign.com)
Build your own games arcade machine with a Pi 2
GNU Radio on Raspberry Pi 2 (rs-online.com)
Taking the Raspberry Pi 2 for a Test Drive with GNU Radio
Articles & more
Benton Park Live Coding Orchestra (raspberrypi.org)
The planets: a school performance, live-coded music in Sonic Pi
Pi 2: PiFace RTC Shim Testing (element14.com)
Testing the PiFace's real time clock on a Pi 2
Oracle and Raspberry Pi Foundation launch kids learning project (itpro.co.uk)
Oracle and RPF's weather station project for schools
Raspberry Pi teams with Google to train teachers (electronicsweekly.com)
The Picademy@Google programme at the Digital Garage in Leeds
‘Weather Station for Schools' Project (biztechafrica.com)
An ambitious project to join thousands of schools around the world in a science project
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