Autonomous drones (only slightly flammable)

I had an email a little while ago, which opened: “I don’t know if you remember me, but…” As it happens, I remembered Andy Baker very well, in large part because an indoor autonomous drone demo he ran at a Raspberry Pi birthday party a couple of years ago ACTUALLY CAUGHT FIRE.

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Learn to write games for the BBC Micro with Eben

Long-time fans of the Raspberry Pi will know that we were inspired to make a programmable computer for kids by our own experiences with a machine called the BBC Micro, which many of us learned with in the 1980s. This post is the first of what’s going to be an irregular series where I’ll walk you through building the sort of game we used to play when we were kids.

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Helen’s hoglet: an adorable adventure

Today is a bank holiday here in England, as well as for lucky people in Wales and Northern Ireland. Pi Towers UK is running on a skeleton crew of Babbage Bear, several automated Raspberry Pis, and Noel Fielding, who lives behind the red door we never open

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Introducing the PoE HAT – available now!

In March 2018 we announced the launch of Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. One of the many features added to the new board was the ability to be powered through Power over Ethernet (PoE) with a HAT. We are really pleased to announce that the PoE HAT is on sale from today.

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Raspberry Pi as car computer

Carputers! Fabrice Aneche is documenting his ongoing build , which equips an older (2011) car with some of the features a 2018 model might have: thus far, a reversing camera (bought off the shelf, with a modified GUI to show the date and the camera’s output built with Qt and Golang), GPS and offline route guidance. We’re not sure how the car got through that little door there. It was back in 2013, when the Raspberry Pi had been on the market for about a year, that we started to see carputer projects emerge.

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Join us at Raspberry Fields 2018!

This summer, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is bringing you an all-new community event taking place in Cambridge, UK! Raspberry Fields On the weekend of Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2018 , the Pi Towers team, with lots of help from our community of young people, educators, hobbyists, and tech enthusiasts, will be running Raspberry Fields, our brand-new annual festival of digital making! It will be a chance for people of all ages and skill levels to have a go at getting creative with tech, and it will be a celebration of all that our digital makers have already learnt and achieved, whether through taking part in Code Clubs , CoderDojos , or Raspberry Jams , or through trying our resources at home. Dive into digital making At Raspberry Fields, you will have the chance to inspire your inner inventor! Learn about amazing projects others in the community are working on, such as cool robots and wearable technology; have a go at a variety of hands-on activities, from home automation projects to remote-controlled vehicles and more; see fascinating science- and technology-related talks and musical performances. After your visit, you’ll be excited to go home and get making! If you’re wondering about bringing along young children or less technologically minded family members or friends, there’ll be plenty for them to enjoy — with lots of festival-themed activities such as face painting, fun performances, free giveaways, and delicious food, Raspberry Fields will have something for everyone! Get your tickets This two-day ticketed event will be taking place at Cambridge Junction, the city’s leading arts centre.

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FRED-209 Nerf gun tank

David Pride, known to many of you as an active member of our maker community, has done it again! His FRED-209 build combines a Nerf gun, 3D printing, a Raspberry Pi Zero, and robotics to make one neat remotely controlled Nerf tank. FRED-209 – 3D printed Raspberry Pi Nerf Tank Uploaded by David Pride on 2017-09-17. A Nerf gun for FRED-209 David says he worked on FRED-209 over the summer in order to have some fun with Nerf guns, which weren’t around when he was a kid

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