An affordable ocular fundus camera

The ocular fundus is the interior surface of the eye, and an ophthalmologist can learn a lot about a patient’s health by examining it. However, there’s a problem: an ocular fundus camera can’t capture a useful image unless the eye is brightly lit, but this makes the pupil constrict, obstructing the camera’s view. Ophthalmologists use pupil-dilating eye drops to block the eye’s response to light, but these are uncomfortable and can cause blurred vision for several hours

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Harry Potter and the Real-Life Wizard Duel

Walk around the commons of Cambridge and you’re bound to see one or more of the Cambridge University Quidditch Club  players mounted upon sticks with a makeshift quaffle. But try as they might, their broomsticks will never send them soaring through the air

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Pi Wars 2017 is just a few days away!

On 1-2  April, Cambridge Raspberry Jam will be hosting Pi Wars 2017 , the latest iteration of their successful robotics challenge competition. For those unfamiliar with the setup, Pi Wars contestants use home-brew Raspberry Pi-powered robots to compete across seven challenge courses. There’s also a host of other categories, including prizes for Artistic and Technical Merit, as well as an award for ‘Funniest Robot’! With only a few days to go until the big weekend, we’ve wrangled Pi Wars 2017 hosts, Mike and Tim, to give us the lowdown on everything you need to know before the main event

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Get wordy with our free resources

Here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, we take great pride in the wonderful free resources we produce for you to use in classes, at home and in coding clubs. We publish them under a Creative Commons licence, and they’re an excellent way to develop your digital-making skills

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JavaWatch automated coffee replenishment system

With the JavaWatch system from Terren Peterson , there’s (Raspberry Pi) ZERO reason for you ever to run out of coffee beans again! By utilising many of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) available to budding developers, Terren was able to create a Pi Zero-powered image detection unit. Using the Raspberry Pi Camera Module to keep tabs on your coffee bean storage, it automatically orders a fresh batch of java when supplies are running low.

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