RPi Roundup – 13th August 2014

All a-board

Screenshot_2014-08-07-22-39-38 The Average Man has done a great guide on using DesignSpark PCB to design a printed circuit board. It’s a full tutorial with screenshots and shows you how to design a simple board with one LED on it. Read about it here

Take a Summer Byte

SummerBytesLogoBanner_1 The National Museum of Computing, based at Bletchley Park, is currently running “Summer Bytes”, which comprises lots of computer-based activities for all the family. Part of their offering is for people to try out the Raspberry Pi! Summer Bytes runs every day until 2nd September from 11am to 5pm. You can read more here.

Take a Slice


A team comprised of Raspberry Pi Foundation insiders, directors of Pimoroni and a music producer have banded together under the title of FiveNinjas to launch a Kickstarter for a new media player called ‘Slice’. The aluminium-cased player is based on the Compute Module and features a custom-designed host board that brings out everything you need to plug it into your television and play media from the inbuilt 1TB hard drive. The Kickstarter runs until 25th September and can be found here.

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