Congratulations to Alex of Raspi.TV and Cyntech for successfully funding their kickstarter project HDMIPI – the 9″ HD screen for the Raspberry Pi. They hit their overall target of £55,000 in just over two days! They’re still taking pledges – and will be adding some stretch goals to offer even more. You can still pledge to receive a screen for as little as £75 – or more for extra kit. They’re now at an amazing £135,000! It’s also been featured by the Telegraph and the Guardian.
Last weekend Ben attended Maths Jam – an annual event near Stone, where he socialised with 140+ maths enthusiasts. It’s a gathering for sharing recreational mathematics – and involves two days of 5-minute talks (interestingly the first two talks both mentioned Raspberry Pi). As well as talks, puzzles, tricks (and that old fashioned pen-on-paper thing), there was plenty of Rubik’s cubing and juggling – and traditionally, the combination. Ryan is getting ready to announce and launch his first product soon.
On Saturday we saw Eben Upton and Amy Mather talk Raspberry Pi on Newsround – along with some kids talking about programming in schools. Speaking of Eben, we should point out that he’s growing a moustache for Movember – to raise money for men’s mental health. Please consider donating. And back to Amy – she just won the Digital Girl of Europe award at ICT 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
This week we welcome Ciseco as our sponsors for November – thanks to them for their support of the newsletter.
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
inPractice.org took a group of 20 girls (age 6) to see how the Raspberry Pi is made at the Sony Pencoed facility in South Wales
Raspberry Pi on Newsround (bbc.co.uk)
Raspberry Pi, and the concept of programming in schools, featured on Newsround
HDMIPI Kickstarter 100% Funded in 50 Hours (kickstarter.com)
Raspi.TV and Cyntech's HD screen kickstarter was successfully funded in 2 days
Digital Women of the Year Awarded at ICT 2013 (europa.eu)
Winners recognized for their leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity in digital areas
A Raspberry Pi Build Cluster for Ubuntu (indiegogo.com)
Fundraiser to build a cluster of Raspberry Pis configured as a build farm for Ubuntu
A flying Raspberry Pi that publishes live pictures on Instagram
Dave Akerman on Raspberry Pi Video Streaming to batc.tv
A domain-specific VPN router for Raspbian
Lincoln Heard's Minibeasts (allenheard.wordpress.com)
4 year old Lincoln's slug house camera Pi project
Articles & more
Running a Raspberry Pi Workshop for Young People (misscphilbin.blogspot.co.uk)
Carrie Anne Philbin ran a Raspberry Pi workshop in a local library
Makezine Announce Their "Raspberry Pi Kitchen" (makezine.com)
Make & Engadget with their two dedicated Raspberry Pi "Kitchens"
Thank you Pete! (makerspace.se)
A thanks from the Stockholm Makerspace to Pete Lomas who recently visited
Oxford Student hacks Raspberry Pi to Run College Bar (wired.co.uk)
A student has used a Raspberry Pi to alleviate the workload at his college bar
Raspberry Pi was Created to Solve a Talent Crisis at Cambridge (muktware.com)
In this interview Eben states they had too few people applying for computer science
The MagPi Issue 18 Out (themagpi.com)
November's issue of the Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi is out now
Linux User & Developer Issue 132 (greatdigitalmags.com)
In this issue, Jason Barnett shows us how to build a Pi robot
- Chain Reaction 2013 (Cambridge) (9 November)
- Coder Corner (Google Campus London) (13 November)
- Leicester Raspberry Jam (16 November)
Thanks to our sponsor
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