Issue #115 — Sense

Friday 28 August 2015

Hi everyone

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.


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The Sense HAT – the hardware to be used aboard the International Space Station for the Astro Pi mission – on sale now!


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    The Astro Pi's hardware add-on is on sale now
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    Issue 37 of The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, is out now!


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