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RPi Roundup – 2nd September 2014

The Big News

The Big News today is that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the launch of the Pi version of the Epiphany web browser. It has been optimised for use on the Pi and will give much better performance than the Midori browser that everyone is used to. I've not tried it yet but apparently things like scrolling are much smoother and it even plays YouTube videos! Check out the video above to see it in action or head over to the Foundation's blog for instructions on how to install it.

Tutorial corner

2014-09-01 13.12.47 Jeremy Blythe has written a great tutorial on how to get started with Pygame, particularly with reference to the PiTFT mini touchscreen. Lots of code examples here, including how to display the output from a potentiometer in a graphical format. Take a look at the tutorial here.

Visual Programming gets a boost

v-programming There is a new player in the visual programming arena called Wyliodrin, which complements the existing languages of Scratch and NodeRED. This has a similar look-and-feel to Scratch and runs through a web browser. You can check out how to install it and how to use it on the official site.


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