Issue #100 — Flight

Friday 15 May 2015

Hi everyone

Welcome to this great milestone for Pi Weekly – this is Issue #100!

When I started the newsletter almost 2 years ago now, along with Ryan Walmsley, we had no idea how successful it would be, how many subscribers we’d get. I remember when we launched we had 350 subscribers sign up in the first week, then a few weeks later we got featured on the Raspberry Pi blog and subscribers soared to over 4,000. Now we have over 13,000 subscribers and an archive full of past issues to browse on the website.

Looking back at Issue #1, the stories of the week were NOOBS released, Donate a Pi to Malawi, MotorPiTX, Onion Pi, BBC Springwatch and the York Raspberry Jam, I’d have been surprised if I’d have been told that by Issue #99 I’d have featured both Ubuntu and Windows running on the Pi, seen Broadcom open source the graphics stack, two people turn the Pi into a mobile phone, a new model 6x faster than Model B, a new model even cheaper than Model A, the announcement that Raspberry Pis are going into space – and of course, me being hired by the Foundation and sending Issue #100 out from Maker Faire Bay Area in San Francisco!


Picture of the week


The Astro Pi flight case – manufactured especially for the Pi’s visit to the International Space Station



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