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Raspberry Pi Roundup

RPi Roundup – 10th July 2014

RPi Roundup – 10th July 2014

Project Corner Conor O’Neill has used cheese and grapes as input devices with a Makey Makey and hooked it up to a Pi. He's then used them to send remote control commands over Bluetooth to an RC car. Read more about it on Conor’s blog. Java Programming Alexander Belokrylov from Oracle has written a programming tutorial to read the DS1621 temperature sensor using Java. Read it here. Hunt the TNT with Minecraft Matt Hawkins from Raspberry Pi Spy has improved the standard 'hunt the diamond’ game. His game, called Operation Counterstrike, places blocks of TNT randomly around the map and then challenges you to...

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RPi Roundup – 8th July 2014

RPi Roundup – 8th July 2014

Apologies for the delay in posting - the July Cambridge Raspberry Jam rather over-ran me! The Big News The Raspberry Pi Foundation has opened up applications for the next Picademy which is due to take place on 1st and 2nd September at Pi Towers in Cambridge. Apply here Product review Jarle Teigland got hold of an Adafruit microSD card adapter at the July 2014 CamJam and has blogged a review about it. Read it here. Project corner Instructables user “smching” has written full instructions on setting up your Pi and a screen as a digital sign displaying exchange rate information.Read it here. Bonus project! Sometimes...

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RPi Roundup – 3rd July 2014

RPi Roundup – 3rd July 2014

The Big News The Pencoed-based Sony factory in Wales was sent all-a-flutter this week as Prince Charles and the Duchess of the Cornwall visited and saw the place where the Raspberry Pi is made. Read more here. Project corner You can use Java to interact with the GPIO, with a little bit of extra programming, and Franco Raimondi has done just that. He decided to build a GoPro-alike action camera that could be attached to his cycle helmet. He uses the GPIO for a button and two LEDs and the camera module to take the video. Read how he did it...

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RPi Roundup – 1st July 2014

RPi Roundup – 1st July 2014

Conference videos Recently, the PrimeConf conference at the Royal Institution showcased the best of British digital technology talent. As part of the conference, there were talks from Gordon Hollingworth of the Raspberry Pi Foundation (who talked about bringing production from China to Britain): [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syqDIopa5rA&w=600] and the brilliant Amy Mather, talking about her journey with the Pi. Both videos are well worth a watch! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwr_iSxiLew&w=600] Houston, we have a play-capsule Expert hacker and candidate for best-dad-in-the-world Jeff Highsmith has been busy building a pseudo Apollo command module for his son to go along with the mission control desk he...

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RPi Roundup – 27th June 2014

RPi Roundup – 27th June 2014

The Big News On Monday, Eben Upton revealed to PCR that the DSI LCD display from the Raspberry Pi Foundation may be getting closer. He's just signed off on a new prototype PCB and, if all goes well, the screen could well be available by the end of the year. You can read the full piece at PCR here and read about the prototype shown off at the Manchester Raspberry Jamboree here. Home Energy Centre Gaz99 over on the Raspberry Pi Foundation forum has developed a Home Energy Centre. According to Gaz, it uses a Pi to collect Solar PV data and...

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