Firstly this week, we would like to congratulate the Raspberry Pi Team for completing the bike ride and raising over £725 and counting! You can still donate to the cause – all proceeds to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
At the weekend Ben represented the Raspberry Pi community at a big tech event in Lancashire – Barcamp Blackpool. Along with Jason Barnett, Simon Walters and Freaky Clown, he demonstrated a range of uses for the Pi and showcased a number of projects.
We have a feeling that we might be seeing a Raspberry Pi on TV this week – Dara O’Briain’s Science Club on BBC2 – featuring a weather station Ben built. Be sure to tune in on Thursday at 8pm!
Ryan has also announced that in collaboration with Alan O’Donohoe and the Raspberry Jam team that Rastrack.co.uk will be able to send out emails to you when a Raspberry Jam is in your area – read more.
See you next week!
Ben & Ryan
Picture of the week
Eben, James and Emma from the Foundation on the Raspberry Pi Charity Bike Ride
IDS Announce the Raspberry Pi as a processing device (en.ids-imaging.com)
Driver for image processing with the Broadcom GPU released
New Camera board documentation (raspberrypi.org)
James Hughes has made a detailed guide on the camera board features
RS Components Donates Raspberry Pi kits to Schools (online.wsj.com)
Schools attending Radio Society Centenary Day received Pi kits courtesy of RS
The Pi Pong Clock (raspberrypi.org)
Don Clark's Pong clock is powered by Pi, here's the code to make your own
Rob Bishop's Top 5 (youtube.com)
Five examples of great Raspberry Pi projects selected by Rob Bishop of RPF
Bionic Babbage prepares for Ted Bull Stratos Flight (daveakerman.com)
Reproducing Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive with a particular cuddly toy
Nicholas, some breadboard and a passcode (raspberrypi.org)
11 year old Nicholas is learning to code with a Raspberry Pi
Carputers - some ideas to get you started (raspberrypi.org)
Inspiration for hacking with your car - from music players to diagnostics
Sprite Raspberry Pi Camera (geeky-gadgets.com)
A smart (and smart looking) Raspberry Pi Camera
Oak Raspberry Pi case for under $10 (instructables.com)
How to build a cheap nifty oak case for your Pi
Articles & more
New Raspberry Pi Graphics For Fritzing (raspi.tv)
Alex of Raspi.tv has released some improved Raspberry Pi Graphics for Fritzing
Raspberry Pi: Creating a Camera (blog.safaribooksonline.com)
Les Pounder gives a review of the Raspberry Pi camera module
Eben Upton: Open Source Lessons from Wayland (linux.com)
A few questions with Eben about what he's been up to and what he has planned
Raspberry Pi Monitors a healing bird (makezine.com)
Jorge Rancé on monitoring a pet bird with a broken leg
Clive Beale on the importance of coding (theguardian.com)
Clive from RPF discusses the importance of coding in this Activate Summit video
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