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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Guardin, Guarding the Garden: Turn Raspberry Pi Into a 3rd Eye – Hackaday

Hackaday Guardin, Guarding the Garden: Turn Raspberry Pi Into a 3rd Eye Hackaday If you are a gardener, you'll know only too well the distress of seeing your hard work turned into a free lunch for passing herbivorous wildlife. It's something that has evidently vexed [Jim], because he's come up with an automated Raspberry Pi …

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Eight(ish) Raspberry Pi projects for the summer

The sun is actually shining here in Cambridge, and with it, summer-themed Raspberry Pi projects are sprouting like mushrooms across our UK-based community (even though mushrooms don’t like hot weather…). So we thought we’d gather some of our favourite Pi-powered projects perfect for the sun-drenched outdoors. Air quality monitors and solar radiation With the sun out in all its glory, we’re spending far more time outside than is usual for UK summer

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Whimsical builds and messing things up

Today is the early May bank holiday in England and Wales, a public holiday, and while this blog rarely rests, the Pi Towers team does. So, while we take a day with our families, our friends, and/or our favourite pastimes, I thought I’d point you at a couple of features from HackSpace magazine , our monthly magazine for makers

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Pioneers winners: Make it outdoors challenge

To everyone’s surprise, the sun has actually managed to show its face this summer in Britain! So we’re not feeling too guilty for having asked the newest crop of Pioneers to Make it outdoors . In fact, the 11- to 16-year-olds that took part in our second digital making challenge not only made things that celebrate the outdoors – some of them actually carted their entire coding setup into the garden.

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I can haz pet-themed resources?

A friend of mine’s cat  had kittens this week . So, in honour of their fluffy, cute little gorgeous fuzz-faces, here are some pet-themed resources for you to build for your furry (or feathery) best friend. Cat Meme Generator Everybody loves a good meme.

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You’re a (chess) wizard, Bethanie

By recreating the iconic Wizard’s Chess set from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (sorry America, it’s Philosopher , not Sorcerer ), 18-year-old Jambassador Bethanie Fentiman has become my new hero. Ron, you don’t suppose this is going to be like… ‘real’ wizard’s chess, do you?

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PiPiano: a musical, educational add-on board

Last week we received a surprise parcel from Mike Horne , containing a new add-on board for us to look at. Mike introduced it to us: It’s called the PiPiano and was designed and developed by 14-year-old Zachary Igielman, who is a regular at CamJam and our line-following-robot guru! He’s currently running an Indiegogo campaign for the board which he’s fitting in around his school work

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