Firstly we’d like to congratulate Jason Barnett on successfully funding his Motor Board kickstarter this week – smashing the original £1,500 goal and hitting five stretch goals (the last one promising to donate 50 boards to schools around the world!) totalling £7,790 from 301 backers! An amazing achievement – especially as the highest reward pledge was just £25.
There have been some truly great projects come out of the Raspberry Pi community. It’s opened up so many people’s eyes to a world of discovery, invention, creativity and sharing. The focus is on learning, and the best motivation to learn something new is the desire to achieve something incredible by making an idea come to life.
In the information age, ideas are formed by means unimaginable to previous generations – a thread on Reddit one day leads to a programmable microwave the next. And with the Raspberry Pi being Linux based, more and more people are being introduced to free software culture, which not only means avoiding license fees, but also the concept of sharing ideas, sharing code and collaborating on projects and ideas.
Hope you enjoy this week’s issue!
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
Rachel Rayns Joins the Raspberry Pi team (raspberrypi.org)
The Raspberry Pi Team welcomes Rachel Rayns as their new artist in resident
ARM now officially supported architecture in PyPy (morepypy.blogspot.co.uk)
The Python interpreter and JIT compiler now officially supports ARM
AirPi: Raspberry Pi-powered Pollution Monitor (wired.co.uk)
London school kids win Pi competition "to make the world a better place"
Raspberry Pi Microwave (madebynathan.com)
Nathan Broadbent adds several features to his microwave
Point-and-Shoot Pi Camera (contractorwolf.wordpress.com)
Make a point-and-shoot camera - even with a screen - with your Camera Module
Andrew Langley hacks an R2D2 to be controlled via Wi-Fi, Webcam & Projector
Teletext Revival (thenewtech.tv)
How to revive Teletext with a Raspberry Pi
Reading Car Diagnostics (stuffaboutcode.com)
Martin O'Hanlon guides us through using OBD with a Raspberry Pi
Articles & more
Learn Raspberry Pi with Adafruit (learn.adafruit.com)
13 jam packed articles on learning bits & bobs with a Pi
NOOBS Tutorial (modmypi.com)
ModMyPi show us how easy NOOBS is to set up
Pi Lite White (kickstarter.com)
The last few hours' funding for the programmable LED grid add-on board
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