Issue #21 — Moustache

Friday 8 November 2013

Hi there

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 took a group of 20 girls (age 6) to see how the Raspberry Pi is made at the Sony Pencoed facility in South Wales



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    A flying Raspberry Pi that publishes live pictures on Instagram
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    Dave Akerman on Raspberry Pi Video Streaming to
  • DSVR (
    A domain-specific VPN router for Raspbian
  • Lincoln Heard's Minibeasts (
    4 year old Lincoln's slug house camera Pi project

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