This week we saw some great pictures on the Raspberry Pi twitter account when Secretary of State Vince Cable visited the Sony Factory in Pencoed, Wales. We sa the automated testing machines and the packing team hard at work.
Ben spent some time writing up his US tour for the Raspberry Pi blog – and it’s a hefty read! Plenty of pictures, though.
While Ben has been out of the office, the team has been having lots of fun with Matt Timmons-Brown and Andrew Mulholland on work experience helping the education team out with some new physical computing resources.
Tomorrow morning Ben is opening the second day of EuroSciPy (European Scientific Python conference) with his keynote speech on Python Programming in Science Education.
Also Eben had a bucket of ice poured over his head by Matt for his ALS ice bucket challenge video – the viral charity challenge involving ice and a bucket raising awareness and donations for motor neurone disease charities. Accordingly, we’ve donated this week’s sponsorship slot to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
See you next week
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
Eben’s Ice Bucket Challenge
Ben's Mega USA Trip (raspberrypi.org)
Ben's lengthy blog post about his Pi trip across the States
Liz & Eben's China Tour (raspberrypi.org)
Comparatively short & concise post about Liz & Eben's trip to China
Adventures in Soldering (youtube.com)
Learn the craft of soldering with Carrie Anne Philbin
Eben ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (twitter.com)
Eben does the ALS ice bucket challenge for charity
Raspberry Pi Radio (learn.adafruit.com)
A touch screen Raspberry Pi radio player
Mini Mac Pi (learn.adafruit.com)
An Adafruit tutorial on how to build a 3D Printed Mac Mini
MyPiFi LCD Board (kickstarter.com)
An little LCD to 26 Pin GPIO breakout board for the Pi
Optical Character Recognition for Raspberry Pi
Controlling a model train (recantha.co.uk)
Articles & more
Sonic Pi Live Summer School (raspberrypi.org)
Coverage of music coding event with Sonic Pi at the Cambridge Junction
UK manufacturing - technologies for you and for industry (gov.uk)
Raspberry Pi featured in UK government new story on manufacturing innovation
- Manchester Raspberry Jam (UK) (30 August)
- Cambridge Raspberry Jam (UK) (6 September)
- Raspberry Jam Berlin (DE) (13 September)
- PyConUK (Coventry, UK) (19 - 22 September)
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