Last weekend Ben attended Oggcamp – a free culture unconference in Liverpool, where he met Raspberry Pi artist in residence Rachel Rayns. Despite spending most of the weekend rendered mute from the tail-end of a cold, he had a great time meeting people and catching up with friends from the Linux and open source tech community, as well as manning a Raspberry Pi demo room with “robot man” Jason Barnett. While Jason showed off what can be done with Pi-powered robots, Ben demonstrated Dave Jones‘s picamera Python module.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Amy Mather from Manchester gave a Raspberry Pi presentation with Clive from the Foundation at the Wired UK conference in London – before heading back up North to join Ben and the others at Oggcamp on Sunday!
Last night Ben arrived in London for MozFest – a tech gathering at Mozilla’s offices, where he’ll be running a Raspberry Pi workshop with Sam Carlisle, who he met in Berlin. The event’s sold out – but if you’re attending, do drop by to say hello!
We also spotted a deal on Raspberry Pi ebooks from O’Reilly – 50% off until the end of October. There are some great titles available – check them out!
Until next time
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
Future Is Here (corporateentrepreneurawards.com)
Raspberry Pi won the 'Future Is Here' Award at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards
Inspiring Young Minds (wired.co.uk)
Highlights from Wired Next Generation - including Amy and Clive presenting
Radio Lollipop - Children's Hospital Radio (raspberrypi.org)
Pi-powered radio for children's hospitals
Yorick, the Talking Skull (raspberrypi.org)
Tweet this Pi-powered skull and he'll read it aloud on livestream for halloween
Analogue Sensors On The Raspberry Pi (raspberrypi-spy.co.uk)
Analogue sensoring achieved using the MCP3008 ADC converter
chipKIT Pi and the Arduino Motor Control Shield (chipkit.net)
Demonstration of the chipKIT Pi with certain existing Arduino shields
How to Run Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi (howtogeek.com)
Minecraft on a Raspberry Pi for block building on the cheap
PiTableTop Arcade (robmiles.com)
A playable tabletop arcade game with a fitted screen and controls
Raspberry Pi Cluster (raspberrywebserver.com)
Notes on running a web server cluster of Raspberry Pis with a load balancer
Articles & more
Hacking and Making (wired.co.uk)
Hacking, making and magic: attacking the blank canvas and editing ideas
Raspberry Jam: Going Back To School (techradar.com)
Les Pounder interviews some successful Raspberry Jam organisers
Breaking Out of the 'Maker Loop' (bbc.co.uk)
A write-up of the BBC R&D Internet of Things workshop at Brunel University
University Course Trades Textbook for Raspberry Pi (opensource.com)
A replacement for the textbook in a class at the State University of New York
10 Amazing Raspberry Pi-based Kickstarter Projects (edn.com)
More than $680,000 has been pledged for Raspberry Pi Kickstarter projects
Fuze Case Review (linuxuser.co.uk)
An add-on aiming to reignite the BBC Micro spark - reviewed by Linux U&D
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