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RPi Roundup – 23rd July 2014

CamJam EduKit back in stock

EduKit_large The CamJam EduKit is now available again after selling out in less than a week. The Pi Hut now has a good stock of these kits which have been designed to get kids interested in the fascinating world of electronics and programming by providing them with a small set of components and a stack of worksheets. More information is available over on the CamJam website.

A Worthy Cause

A charity in South Africa are attempting to build a solar-powered Raspberry Pi lab for schoolkids. To do this, they need to raise just over $10k. This sounds like a great project to get behind and could really make a difference in the lives of children who are deprived of the luxuries most of us can afford. If you’d like to find out more or would like to donate, visit the IndieGoGo page. You can read more about the project over at the Raspberry Pi Foundation. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDAS6Ynb9TE&w=400]

Sonic Pi

Sonic-Pi-2-img1-1024x576 The new edition of Sonic Pi, version 2, will be due out around the end of August, according to Russell Barnes over Raspi.today who conducted an interview with Dr Sam Aaron, the developer of the software. This new version allows you to change your code while the music is playing, giving rise to the term "Live Coding". Read more here.

Audio/Video on the B+

raspberry_pi_model_b_plus_03 Matt Hawkins has been looking closely at the new 3.5mm audio/video port on the new Raspberry Pi Model B+ and has discovered that not every cable available is compatible. He discusses this issue over on his blog.


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