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RPi Roundup – 1st July 2014

Conference videos

Recently, the PrimeConf conference at the Royal Institution showcased the best of British digital technology talent. As part of the conference, there were talks from Gordon Hollingworth of the Raspberry Pi Foundation (who talked about bringing production from China to Britain): [youtube] and the brilliant Amy Mather, talking about her journey with the Pi. Both videos are well worth a watch! [youtube]

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Expert hacker and candidate for best-dad-in-the-world Jeff Highsmith has been busy building a pseudo Apollo command module for his son to go along with the mission control desk he previously built. The module uses the Raspberry Pi for sound and logic and an Arduino to handle inputs and outputs. Brilliant stuff. Read more here. [youtube]

Touchscreen virtual keyboard

mbk-default The PiTFT is undoubtedly the most popular little screen for the Pi. Mark Williams has worked out how to get an onscreen touch keyboard working on his screen and has written a short tutorial about getting it working. Read all about it here

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