This week the Sense HAT went on sale – you can buy from the swag store and the usual places. A great add-on for your Pi, packed with an LED matrix and a bunch of sensors and in December it’s being sent into space with British ESA astronaut Tim Peake for the Astro Pi mission!
Also this week James Robinson at the Foundation led Skycademy, where four teams learned to launch a high altitude balloon equipped with a Pi. And today is the second day of the first Picademy@Google at the new Birmingham centre.
If you’re new to the Pi (or need a refresher in the terminal), there’s a great new resource on Codecademy – Learn the command line.
Picture of the week
The Sense HAT – the hardware to be used aboard the International Space Station for the Astro Pi mission – on sale now!
Buy the Sense HAT (raspberrypi.org)
The Astro Pi's hardware add-on is on sale now
MagPi Issue 37 (raspberrypi.org)
Issue 37 of The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, is out now!
A node.js app with Johnny-Five and Kittydar for cat facial detection
Control your home appliances from the web (digitaljunky.io)
Get started with home automation with this starter IoT project
Build a Compact 4 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster (makezine.com)
Make show us how to build a 4-Pi strong cluster
Computer Vision (jblkacademic.wordpress.com)
Low-cost Raspberry Pi robot with computer vision
Raspberry Pi Mexican wave (electronicsweekly.com)
PubNub IoT maxican wave project
Twitter Candy Bot (instructables.com)
Twitter-controlled sweet dispenser
Make a game with Node-Red (element14.com)
Electronics game with Node Red on Raspberry Pi
3G Wireless Router Based on Pi 2 (instructables.com)
Build your own 3G wireless router with a Pi
Bitcoin Mining On Raspberry Pi 2 (instructables.com)
Use a Pi 2 to mine bitcoins
AirPlay Mirroring without Apple TV (instructables.com)
Screencast your iDevice to a TV using a Pi
Articles & more
Astro Pi: Mission Update 5 – flight safety testing (raspberrypi.org)
An Astro Pi update from Dave - this time the details of flight safety testing
Capacitive touch HAT from Adafruit (raspberrypi.org)
A look at Adafruit's capacitive touch HAT
New Raspberry Pi Sense HAT (youtube.com)
Video intro to the Sense HAT from Matt Timmons Brown
PiDP-8/I – remaking the PDP-8/I (raspberrypi.org)
Breathing new line into computer hardware from the '60s
The Raspberry Pi is succeeding in ways its makers almost imagined (theregister.co.uk)
Kids want to solve problems adults can't perceive
Hacked Pancreas (uk.businessinsider.com)
Monitoring the functions of a pancreas with a Raspberry Pi
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