RPi Roundup – 12th July 2014

The Big News

Clipboard02 On Friday, the Raspberry Pi Foundation re-launched the design of their website by making it 'responsive' and suitable for mobile devices. Take a look here.

Lend your Raspberry Pi to a good cause

boinc5 Do you want to help search for extraterrestrial life? How about helping to interpret data from the Large Hadron Collider? Well you can do it with BOINC. BOINC is a distributed computing architecture which takes a large project, normally crunching numbers of some sort, and allows you to contribute to it. You run the BOINC client and configure it to contribute to the projects you're interested in and then just let it run. Rob Zwetsloot of Linux User has written up a tutorial that will guide you through installing the necessary software. Read it here.

Autonomous robot plays tic-tac-toe

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFiFKwGMq-w&w=600] A team from PCCE have developed a robotic arm, linked it up to a Raspberry Pi and written some Python which plays tic-tac-toe on a board against a human opponent. Take a look at the video – it takes a bit of a long time to get going, but it’s very impressive.

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