Issue #46 — Heston
This week we’re celebrating 50 years of BASIC. Eben’s written a port of the popular number tile game 2048 in a BBC Basic emulator, which he shared in yesterday’s blog post. Also, RISCOS now has a “boot-to-BASIC” mode!
Linux Voice #3 is out now – featuring a review of Alex Bradbury and (Linux Voice editor) Ben Everard’s book Learning Python with the Raspberry Pi.
Ryan’s budget robot kit campaign ended this week – raising a great £3,770. Robot kits will be available to buy soon.
Dave Akerman sent a potato in to (near) space for the Great British Food TV series with Heston Blumenthal which aired last night.
Today Pete Lomas is speaking about the industrial application of the Raspberry Pi at the University of Manchester event UMSSCC 2014.
There’s also 50% off all Raspberry Pi ebooks from O’Reilly (DRM free) – including the wonderful Adventures in Raspberry Pi by Carrie Anne Philbin.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
Dave Akerman and Heston Blumenthal’s potato 28km up from Earth
Celebrating 50 Years of BASIC (raspberrypi.org)
2048 in BBC BASIC, RISCOS boot-to-BASIC and a free book
Minecraft Pi Recipe Cards (arghbox.wordpress.com)
6 free downloadable recipe cards for Minecraft from Craig Richardson
Cambridge Junction Awarded Project Funding (junction.co.uk)
The Foundation and the University are to work on an arts project with Sonic Pi
New Pidora & RISCOS Images (raspberrypi.org)
NOOBS v1.3.6 reveals updated Pidora and RISCOS releases
Magic Mirror (michaelteeuw.nl)
Underlaying text with one-way mirror glass mounted over a flat display device
Sous-Vide Cooking With The Wolfram Language (raspberrypi.org)
Achieving perfect, evenly cooked meat with Raspberry Pi and Wolfram
Living With Lag (livingwithlag.com)
An experiment in living with lag, made with Oculus Rift and Raspberry Pi
See Like a Bee (hackaday.com)
Using the Pi NoIR camera's UV functionality to see like a bee
Skip Adverts Using Raspberry Pi (rdmilligan.wordpress.com)
Python code to skip TV adverts and alert you when the show's about to continue
Articles & more
Morse Code Translator (monroemonitor.com)
13 year old Kyle Seaman built a Morse Code machine with a Pi and Python
A Slice of Raspberry Pi (westbriton.co.uk)
Recap on PA Consulting Pi competition from participants at Richard Lander School
- iRaspberryPi (Banglore) (3 May)
- Preston Raspberry Jam (5 May)
- Cambridge Raspberry Jam (10 May)
- North Staffordshire Raspberry Jam (12 May)
- Oxford Raspberry Jam (15 May)
- Raspberry Jam Silicon Valley (17 May)
- Malvern Raspberry Jam (Adults) (21 May)
- Malvern Raspberry Jam (Students) (21 May)
- Raspberry Jam Helsinki (3 June)
- Falkirk Raspberry Jam (16 June)
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