30kmph Bluetooth skateboard from the Raspberry Pi Guy

We are immensely fond of tutorial-maker extraordinaire Matt Timmons-Brown, who you may know as The Raspberry Pi Guy , and we treasure his widdle brain. Matt, please wear a helmet consistently next time you use this skateboard monster thing. DIY 30KM/H ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD – RASPBERRY PI POWERED Over the summer, I made my own electric skateboard using a £4 Raspberry Pi Zero

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Pi Talks at PyConUK

You may remember our Education team attended PyConUK in Coventry last month. We ran the Education Track, which involved giving workshops to teachers and running a Raspberry Jam day for kids at the weekend. We also gave talks on the main developer track of the conference. Carrie Anne gave a fantastic keynote entitled  Miss Adventures in Raspberry Pi wherein she spoke of her journey through teaching the new computing curriculum with Raspberry Pi, attending PyConUK the last two years, being hired by the Foundation, and everything she’s done in her role as Education Pioneer

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Blue Pi Thinking from the University of York

The University of York asked if we could send someone up to judge a  Raspberry Pi contest they’d been running for people joining the Computer Science department over the summer break. Our very own Dr Gordon Hollingworth is a York alumnus, so we sent him to revisit his old stomping grounds (in one of his collection of stylish Raspberry Pi t-shirts – you can buy your own at the Swag Store ). Freshers were given a Raspberry Pi when they won a place at the university back in August, and had been spending the time before arriving in York working on two challenges.

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