Take part in Hour of Code 2018

Every year for the last five years, Hour of Code has encouraged school students to spend just one hour writing some code, in the hope that they get bitten by the bug rather than generating too many bugs! This year, you can find activities from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Code Club, and CoderDojo on the official Hour of Code website . Boat race Boat race , a Code Club resource, is a one-hour project aimed at beginners

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It Might Be Possible To Build A Stingray With A Raspberry Pi – Hackaday

Hackaday It Might Be Possible To Build A Stingray With A Raspberry Pi Hackaday Luckily, [Joseph Cox] over at Motherboard reports, “It is likely possible” to run this on a Raspberry – Pi . The catch, of course, is that you'll need to have Ubuntu running on the Raspberry – Pi to get this Python script going, but it is indeed possible to …

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A new Raspbian update: multimedia, Python and more

Today we’re releasing a new update for Raspbian, including a multimedia player, updated Thonny, and more. Here’s Simon with everything you need to know. Updating Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi || Raspberry Pi Foundation How to update to the latest version of Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi

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Rescuing old cine film with Raspberry Pi Zero

When Electrical Engineer Alan Platt was given the task of converting old cine film to digital footage for his father-in-law’s 70th birthday, his first instinct was to look online. “There are plenty of companies happy to convert old films”, he explains, “but they are all extremely expensive.

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Explore the depths with the PiCam Marine

This article from  The MagPi issue 74  highlights the use of the Raspberry Pi Zero to build a marine camera for coral exploration.  Get your copy of The MagPi in stores now, or download it as a free PDF  here . The crew took 20 000 photos in total during the cruise. Ecologists in Germany are deploying camera-equipped Pi Zero Ws off the coast of Norway to discover more about coral activity

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Why GPIO Zero Is Better Than RPi.GPIO for Raspberry Pi Projects – MakeUseOf

Why GPIO Zero Is Better Than RPi.GPIO for Raspberry Pi Projects MakeUseOf The Raspberry Pi is the perfect computer for learning. The Linux-based Raspbian OS has Python built in, which makes it a great first system for beginner coders. Its General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) pins make it easy for budding makers to experiment …

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Networked knitting machine: not your average knit one, purl one

The moment we saw Sarah Spencer ‘s knitted Stargazing tapestry , we knew we needed to know more. A couple of emails later, and here’s Sarah with a guest blog post telling you all you need to know about her hacking adventure with a 1980s knitting machine and a Raspberry Pi. Knitting Printer! (slowest speed) Printing a scarf on a Brother KM950i knitting machine from the 1980’s.

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Developer Q&A: brand-new online training courses

There is always a flurry of activity at the start of the new academic year, and we are getting in on the action: this autumn and winter, we’ll be launching four new online courses! They are completely free and aim to give educators a solid grounding in the concepts and practical applications of computing.

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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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