Congratulations to Tom Hartley and Louis Brent-Carpenter for winning ‘Best In Show’ at Young Rewired State Festival of Code with their PiCycle – a bike with navigation, GPS tracking and disco mode – powered by Raspberry Pi. Ben was lucky enough to see their presentation on Sunday in Birmingham, and along with the judges (Ashley Williams, Thomas Grassl, Aral Balkan and Conrad Wolfram), was extremely impressed with the hack.
One of the teams Ben worked with at Madlab, contag.io, won ‘Best Use of Code’ with their simulation of a virus spreading in a school. Well done to all teams who took part, and a huge thanks to Emma Mulqueeny and the organisers, as well as all centre staff, heat judges and other volunteers. It was an amazing week. We urge you to take a look at YRS 2014.
An upcoming event in the North West you may be interested in is Oggcamp – an awesome free culture unconference on 19-20th October, in Liverpool.
Ben is holding the 14th Manchester Raspberry Jam tomorrow. If there’s no Jam where you are – why not shout up on Twitter or head over to the forums to see who’s interested in starting one. Make sure it’s about hacking (not just talking), and that it’s suitable for all ages and abilities and you’ll be off to a great start.
Ryan has also just launched Version 2 of Rastrack today which features a brand new design, faster loading speed and the feature of you being able to be notified of Raspberry Jams near you.
Oh and today is Debian’s 20th Birthday!
Thanks for reading
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
Presentations at the YRS Festival of Code 2013 at the Custard Factory in Birmingham
Children given chance to learn to write computer code (bbc.co.uk)
A video summary of last week's Young Rewired State Festival of Code
Mostly Functional Conference (mostlyfunctional.com)
Gordon Guthrie will give a talk on "Building A Robot Army of Raspberry Pis"
Raspberry Pi in Turkey (raspberrypi.org)
It's now possible to buy Raspberry Pis in Turkey
Raspberry Pi Wall Clock (satsignal.eu)
How to build a digital wall clock with a Raspberry Pi
Interactive Persistence of Vision Globe (povglobe.wordpress.com)
As seen on Dara O'Briain's Science Club last week, here's the POV Globe
Wireless Freezer Monitor (raspians.com)
Instructions on building a monitor alarm for your freezer for £32
Wearable Pi With 3D Printing (3dprintingindustry.com)
3D printable Pi-powered steampunk wearables
Raspberry Pi Tutorials for Complete Beginners (raspberrypitutorials.yolasite.com)
13 year old Pi enthusiast Henry is producing tutorial material for beginners
Articles & more
Festival of Code Write Up (mulqueeny.wordpress.com)
Emma Mulqueeny on Festival of Code including videos with mentors and coders
How To Be Your Own Boss - Eben Upton (youtube.com)
Eben speaking at Fruit Towers at the 'Innocent Inspires' event
How to install Raspbian on Raspberry Pi from a USB stick (techradar.com)
A tutorial on installing Raspbian from a USB stick for a quick and easy installation
The Pod Delusion (poddelusion.co.uk)
Podcast featuring computer science and Raspberry Pi chat
Learning Python using Codecademy and Raspberry Pi Minecraft (raspberrypi.org)
Student reference and exercises for learning Python with the Pi
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