This week the Foundation’s education team has been busy preparing for BETT 2015 – the big education show in London. They’re running a stand all week with CPC – and you can go along and see them as it’s open to the public!
The Foundation also announced their official 3rd birthday party will take place at the Cambridge University Computer Lab (where it all started!) over the weekend of 28th February and 1st March – tickets are available now at just £2.50 per session (Saturday, Saturday evening and Sunday) and free for kids.
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Picture of the week
Giant Raspberry Pi sticker with a Liz Upton adjacent for size
Raspberry Pi's Big Birthday Weekend (raspberrypi.org)
Raspberry Pi turns three next month and they're having a party
The trucker trying to hack the haulage industry (bbc.co.uk)
Trucker Andy Proctor bringing the haulage industry into the 21st century
Meet the Education Team at BETT 2015 (raspberrypi.org)
The Raspberry Pi Education Team will be at the BETT show in London
Photon Elephant (kickstarter.com)
Raspberry Pi based operating system for 3D printers
How to Create a Handheld Linux Terminal (n-o-d-e.net)
Create a handheld linux terminal with built in screen, thumb keyboard and battery
Super Game Pi (learn.adafruit.com)
DIY Raspberry Pi Game Console Portable with 5" HDMI Screen
Reading GPS data with the Wolfram Language (community.wolfram.com)
Using the Wolfram Language (Mathematica) and a GPS breakout
Articles & more
Machine learning, combustion engines and real-time control (raspberrypi.org)
Controlling an engine with an adaptive Extreme Learning Machine algorithm
8 Cool Raspberry Pi Operating Systems (blog.idrsolutions.com)
A look at some options for Raspberry Pi operating systems
How to hack an HDMIPi power button (adafruit.com)
Alex Eames shows how to programmatically turn off the HDMIPi display
Ridgefield Academy Innovation Lab (news.hamlethub.com)
Building paper bridges, soldering circuit boards, and coding a tiny computer
PA Consulting Raspberry Pi Competition (cambridgenetwork.co.uk)
Challenging young people to invent things to help people live healthier lives
- Manchester Raspberry Jam 25 (UK) (17 January)
- Glasgow Raspberry Pi Day (UK) (17 January)
- Malvern Raspberry Jam (UK) (17 December)
- Raspberry Jam Silicon Valley (US) (17 January)
- Warwick Raspberry Jam (US) (19 January)
- Twickenham Coding Meetup for Educators (UK) (22 January)
- Raspberry Pi Hackathon #01 (TW) (24 January)
- Pi and More 6 (DE) (24 January)
- Melbourne Raspberry Jam (AU) (25 January)
- Egham Raspberry Jam (UK) (25 January)
- Berlin Raspberry Jam (DE) (31 January)
- Stourbridge Raspberry Jam (UK) (31 January)
- Cache Valley Raspberry Jam (US) (31 January)
- Cotswold Raspberry Jam (UK) (31 January)
- North Staffordshire Raspberry Jam (UK) (2 February)
- Mechelen Raspberry Jam (BE) (12 February)
- Southend Raspberry Jam (UK) (21 February)
- Raspberry Pi Official Birthday Party (UK) (28 February - 1 March)
- Canberra Raspberry Pi (AU) (6 March)
- Jam Packed, Manchester (UK) (28 March)
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