Raspberry Pi Roundup - 21st Nov 2014


Photo credit: Alex Eames, RasPi.TV

Alex Eames has done a round-up video of the case options available to you if you own a Raspberry Model A+. It’s quite a short video but it does showcase both the cases you can buy and that you can make yourself. Worth a watch. Take a look on RasPi.TV. You can get hold of a Raspberry Model A+ from us and also buy one of the cases Alex mentions, the Coupe Royale (pictured).


Liam Jarvis, of the University of London at Royal Holloway, and his team from the Analogue Theatre Company have created an experiential art installation called Transports. Here’s what New Scientist has to say about this incredible project:

It aims to simulate the physical and psychological effects of the early stages of Parkinson’s disease by taking inspiration from body illusions, like the rubber hand trick, in which the brain accepts a fake limb as its own.

To create the sensations, you wear a glove fitted with a motorised device, while looking at a screen you hold in the other hand. The device recreates tremors running at 6 hertz, which is the upper limit of those experienced by people with Parkinson’s disease.

They researched the sensations experienced by Parkinson’s sufferers by working closely with a neuroscientist at Royal Holloway and was developed using low-cost technology. The components are all controlled by a Raspberry Pi.

You can read more by viewing this article on the New Scientist website.


Peter Onion recently attended the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society Skills Night and showed off his Raspberry Pi Panadapter. I’ve seen it in person at Potton Pi and Pints and I have to say it’s brilliant. You set the equipment up and then you can see a graphical representation of the radio signals on the Pi’s screen. You can then identify which frequencies have stuff going on and tune accordingly. Here’s a video of it in action:

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