So we have some pretty big news this week – we can announce that Ben will be moving to Cambridge to work for the Raspberry Pi Foundation! He’s super excited about it and is looking forward to devoting more time to Pi! He’ll be doing all sorts – including web development, education and outreach. See Ben’s original announcement on Twitter and some kind replies from supporters.
At the weekend Ben visited London for the Mozilla Festival at Ravensbourne by the O2 Arena where he hung out with Carrie-Anne Philbin and Alex Bradbury and caught up with plenty of others, including Sam Carlisle, Alan O’Donahoe and Ashley Williams.
Ben also did quite a lot of work on the Pi Weekly site – notably a new look for the archive page, now featuring images, also implemented on the homepage. Also, starting with this issue, we’re introducing a new feature to the newsletter – upcoming events! So if you know of any Raspberry Jams or similar events coming up – email or tweet us the link and info for inclusion.
Tickets for Ben’s last Jam before he leaves Manchester sold out in record time. No doubt the special guests attending – including Liz & Eben Upton, Pete Lomas, Clive Beale, Dave Akerman, Andrew Robinson (and of course, Ryan) – all offering talks, helped ticket sales!
Ryan has just been working on some college work this week and also ran the Stevenage Jam.
Thanks again to Pimoroni – our brilliant sponsors for this month :)
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
HRH the Duke of York, in his role promoting and raising awareness of British science, engineering and technology expertise.
He’s also Patron of Code Club, and had lots to discuss with the Foundation about their educational mission.
Ben Nuttall to Join The Foundation (twitter.com)
From December, Ben will be working at the Raspberry Pi Foundation in Cambridge
HDMIPi Affordable 9" HD Screen (kickstarter.com)
A kickstarter from RasPi.TV and Cyntech to make an affordable 9" HDMI screen
For Japan’s Young Programmers (googleasiapacific.blogspot.co.uk)
Google, partnered with a Japanese youth education non-profit, donate Pis
Raspberry Towers Royal Visit (raspberrypi.org)
The Duke of York visited the Foundation to discuss their education mission
Raspberry Pi Car Cam - GPS Data & Map (stuffaboutcode.com)
Martin O'Hanlon demos his racing game style driving map display
Use the PiFace to display the Pi's IP address in binary on LEDs on boot
Clone Dropbox with a Raspberry Pi and BTSync (reustle.io)
From Hacker News, how to clone Dropbox with a Pi and BitTorrent Sync
Raspberry Pi as a Network Monitoring Node (networkworld.com)
For less than $50 and 30 mins you can have a remotely accessible network device
Articles & more
The 8 Most Beautiful Raspberry Pi Cases (makeuseof.com)
Matt Smith gives us the run-down on his top 8 in beautiful Pi enclosures
Interview with Ben Nuttall on Possible Pi Uses in Libraries (youtube.com)
Åke from reSpace interviews Ben about the possible use of Raspberry Pis in libraries
Fun with Pi NoIR and Filters (designspark.com)
Andrew from DesignSpark experimenting with the Pi NoIR prototype
Time-Lapse Photography with Pi NoIR (designspark.com)
Andrew from DesignSpark creates a time-lapse infrared view over Hebden Bridge
Raspberry Pi Foundation Shines a Light on Pi Noir (theinquirer.net)
People asked for it, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation is delivering an infrared camera
Raspberry Pi & Pint Talk (daveakerman.com)
Dave Akerman recently gave a talk on high altitude ballooning in London
What's That Blue Thing Doing Here? (raspberrypi.org)
Science explains the blue thing that comes with the infrared camera
- Egham Raspberry Jam (3 November)
- Preston Raspberry Jam (4 November)
- Raspberry Jamboree 2014 (27 February - 2 March)
Thanks to our sponsor
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They make the Pibow case, the PiGlow and PiHUB in their workshop in Sheffield, UK.
At weekends they strap motors onto their laser cutters and race them around the workshop.
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