Look who’s coming to Raspberry Fields 2018!

For those that don’t yet know, Raspberry Fields is the all-new community festival of digital making we’re hosting in Cambridge, UK on 30 June and 1 July 2018! It will be a chance for people of all ages and skill levels to have a go at getting creative with tech! Raspberry Fields is 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. We have a packed festival programme of exciting activities, talks, and shows for you to experience! So clear the weekend of 30 June and 1 July, because you won’t want to miss a thing. Saturday On Saturday, we’ll be welcoming two very special acts to the Raspberry Fields stage

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Get social: connecting with Raspberry Pi

Fancy connecting with Raspberry Pi beyond the four imaginary walls of this blog post? Want to find ways into the conversation among our community of makers, learners, and educators?

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Getting started with soldering

In our newest resource video, Content and Curriculum Manager Laura Sach introduces viewers to the basics of soldering. Getting started with soldering Learn the basics of how to solder components together, and the safety precautions you need to take. Find a transcript of this video in our accompanying learning resource: raspberrypi.org/learning/getting-started-with-soldering/ So sit down, grab your Raspberry Pi Zero, and prepare to be schooled in the best (and warned about the worst) practices in the realm of soldering.

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European Astro Pi Challenge winners

In October last year, with the European Space Agency and CNES , we launched the first ever European Astro Pi challenge. We asked students from all across Europe to write code for the flight of French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the  Proxima  mission. Today, we are very excited to announce the winners! First of all, though, we have a very special message from Thomas Pesquet himself, which comes all the way from space… Thomas Pesquet congratulates Astro Pi participants from space French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet floats in to thank all participants in the European Astro Pi challenge

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Astro Pi: Mission Update 5 – flight safety testing

The road to space is long and winding, but the two Astro Pi flight units are almost there! The next thing for us after this is to hand over the final payload to the European Space Agency so it can be loaded onto the Soyuz-45S rocket for launch on December 15th with British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake .

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Astro Pi: Mission Update 1

I’m sure a few of you are wondering why we’re not screaming about this from the rooftops, right? Okay: stand back, here we go. To quote the Portal space core: “ SPAAAAAAAAAAACE!!!!! ” Back in March 2014 Eben sent a casual email around the office asking if anyone wanted to join him at a meeting between the Surrey Space Centre , Airbus Defence and Space and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL).

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