The Ruiz Brothers have published a new tutorial on the Adafruit website. This tutorial shows you how to create a handheld Raspberry Pi computer using a 3.5″ PiTFT screen, a mini wireless keyboard and a LIPO battery. It’s rather nifty and all the pieces go inside a 3D-printed case that is fully hinged. Read more here.


Kevin Uhlir has taken a Raspberry Pi and a large HDMI screen and then programmed the Pi to use the Weather Underground API to create a clock and weather monitor. The software will run on Windows, MacOS and Linux as long as Python 2.7+ and PyQt4 is installed, making it truly cross-platform. Read more and see the software here.

Picademy USA

Picademy is going to the USA! Based at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Picademy USA will be made up of 4 sessions, each hoping to reach 25 US educators. This will be a free, hands-on experience for the educators just as it is in the UK. Read more here.