Raspberry Pi Roundup - 6th Feb 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 update

We have sold literally thousands of Raspberry Pi 2 units since the launch on Monday! We've been inundated with orders and we are currently shipping out as fast as we possibly can. We currently still have stock of the Pi 2 but if you want one, act quickly as it looks like we may well sell out!

One of the things we've noticed is that a lot of people are looking for cases for their Pi and the majority have gone for our Flirc case.

Here's what our product page says about the Flirc case:

"The Flirc Raspberry Pi case was designed to not only be functional for your raspberry pi, but to be drop dead gorgeous. It’s made of beautiful aluminum core that is sandwiched between two black, soft touch shells that feel amazing in your hands."

We're very proud of the Flirc case at The Pi Hut - we think it's a good all-rounder for those who want to protect their Raspberry Pi and show it off in a highly aesthetic manner. If you'd like to buy one, they're on sale in our shop for £13 (inc VAT)


The Foundation have blogged about some advances in the field of emulation since the launch of the Raspberry Pi 2. According to them, the CPU performance of previous models of the Pi meant that only 3rd and 4th generation games consoles could be emulated adequately. The quad-core Pi 2, however, can run emulation of 5th-generation consoles. You can see videos of some of these consoles on their blog page.


Martin O’Hanlon, Minecraft hacker extraordinaire, wanted to see if the Pi 2’s better CPU and upgraded memory ran a Minecraft server any better than the B+. He’s documented the procedure on his blog including how to download a vanilla server (or build your own). Take a look here.


Robin Newman, who is normally to be found hacking with Sonic Pi, has turned his attention to an online service called Telegram. Using your mobile phone, you can send messages to Telegram which will send them to your Pi which uses the Lua language to read the messages. The Lua and Python scripts then work together to bring about the desired behaviour – in this instance Robin is using LEDs and a buzzer from CamJam EduKit 2 and also the PiCamera. Read all about it and learn how to do it by following his tutorial.

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