Father/Daughter Raspberry Pi-Based State Poster Project
Posted on March 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM by
With some help from her dad Scott, second grader Emma made this Raspberry Pi-controlled interactive trifold poster about the state of Vermont, for a school project. Pushing a button cycles through the different agricultural industries of the state, complete with lights and animal sound effects. Other buttons play recordings of the state bird singing and the state song. There is also a "quiz mode," which tests the viewer on what they've learned.
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So You Have a Raspberry Pi… Now What?
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM by
I love talking to people about Raspberry Pi, but quite often I hear people say, “I just bought a Raspberry Pi and I don’t know what to do with it!” I understand this dilemma. When I’m playing with a cool new technology that has so many possible uses, it can [...]
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Eben Upton Brings “PI” to PyCon
Posted on March 18, 2013 at 6:54 AM by
Raspberry PI’s Eben Upton was in the Bay Area to keynote PyCon 2013 on March 15th in Santa Clara. The Python language was part of the plan for Raspberry PI from the beginning and Upton joked that he had misspelled “Py” in naming “Raspberry PI.” Upton’s talk serves as [...]
Meltwater’s RGB LED libraries lesson
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM by
Meltwater (of MagPi fame) has been working on some affordable teaching add-ons for the Pi. He’s demonstrating what you can do with one of his little kits with this natty tutorial where you’ll be creating your own Python library, and using it to do some low-level control of the GPIO. You’ll need one of his RGB LED kits if you want to be able to use your brand new library to play with making disco rainbows (Meltwater’s selling them for a very reasonable £14.49, and they’re a superb teaching tool) – but if you don’t have ...
Add to our demo table!
Posted on February 18, 2013 at 3:08 PM by
We’re still settling into the new offices (we’re using Gordon’s phone as a wireless hotspot until the BT guy turns up later this week; we still don’t have a bin, cupboard, coat rack, bookshelf or a coffee machine; glass walls need to be erected; and we really need some whiteboards). One thing we want to set up in here is a demo table: we want some cool Pi stuff that we can take to schools and workshops, show journalists and distract Rob with.
As you can see, we’re not doing very well so far. This is Clive’s (formerly tidy) desk ...