Welcome to Issue 26 of Pi Weekly – this marks six months since we launched!
Ben and Ryan both attended the Cambridge Raspberry Jam at the weekend, where Ryan presented his motor board. There was some cake – and we each spent money on kit! Carrie Anne was there signing books, and we got to see Alex from RasPi.tv with the prototype HDMIPi (in the Prototype pibow case from Pimoroni). The next event was announced for 8th February – see recantha.co.uk for the call for presentors and workshops.
The Foundation announced this week that they will be giving away 2000 of the Google Pi kits in a competition. One side of the competition will be for teachers to apply for up to twenty kits for their school, and the other side will be for under 18s to send in posters of ideas for Pi projects! It will go on over Christmas and winners will be announced by the end of January.
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
The Code Club at St Saviour’s C of E Primary School in Paddington, London were grateful for the Google Pi kits they received
2000 Pi Giveaway (raspberrypi.org)
The Foundation are giving away 2000 Google sponsored Pi kits
Raspberry Pi User Guide: 2nd edition (swag.raspberrypi.org)
A revised edition of Eben Gareth's Pi User Guide is released
Hipster Robot (aaronrandall.com)
A robotic arm that stops you listening to music it deems "too mainstream"
Pi-powered Ping Pong Pursuit (raspberrypi.org)
The story of Will Jessop's ping pong ball collecting robot
A 3D printable Raspberry Pi enclosure - more than just a case
How I Introduced a 27-year-old Computer to the Web (keacher.com)
Restoring a Mac Plus - with a Raspberry Pi
Articles & more
Get InsPired with Wolfram Language (blog.wolfram.com)
Some example uses of the Wolfram language on Raspberry Pi
Thank You for the Christmas Presents (sscodeclub.blogspot.co.uk)
St Saviour's School Code Club on what they're using their Pis for
Cambridge Raspberry Jam (raspi.tv)
Alex's write-up of Saturday's Cambridge Jam and his Scratch workshop
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