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  • Ultimate 3D printer control with OctoPrint November 21, 2017
    Control and monitor your 3D printer remotely with a Raspberry Pi and OctoPrint. Timelapse of OctoPrint Ornament Printed on a bq Witbox STL file can be found here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:191635 OctoPrint is located here: http://www.octoprint.org 3D printing Whether you have a 3D printer at home or use one at your school or local makerspace, it’s fair […]
    Alex Bate
  • Prepare to run a Code Club on FutureLearn November 20, 2017
    Prepare to run a Code Club with our newest free online course, available now on FutureLearn! FutureLearn: Prepare to Run a Code Club Ready to launch! Our free FutureLearn course ‘Prepare to Run a Code Club’ starts next week and you can sign up now: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/code-club Code Club As of today, more than 10000 Code […]
    Alex Bate
  • Pip: digital creation in your pocket from Curious Chip November 17, 2017
    Get your hands on Pip, the handheld Raspberry Pi–based device for aspiring young coders and hackers from Curious Chip. Pip is a handheld gaming console from Curios Chip which you can now back on Kickstarter. Using the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, Pip allows users to code, hack, and play wherever they are. We created Pip […]
    Alex Bate
  • Visualising Weather Station data with Initial State November 16, 2017
    Since we launched the Oracle Weather Station project, we’ve collected more than six million records from our network of stations at schools and colleges around the world. Each one of these records contains data from ten separate sensors — that’s over 60 million individual weather measurements! Weather data collection Having lots of data covering a […]
    Richard Hayler
  • Brand new and blue: our Brazilian Raspberry Pi 3 November 15, 2017
    Programa de revendedor aprovado agora no Brasil — our Approved Reseller programme is live in Brazil, with Anatel-approved Raspberry Pis in a rather delicious shade of blue on sale from today. The challenge The difficulty in buying our products — and the lack of Anatel certification — have been consistent points of feedback from our […]
    Mike Buffham
  • Physical computing blocks at Maker Faire New York November 14, 2017
    At events like Maker Faire New York, we love offering visitors the chance to try out easy, inviting, and hands-on activities, so we teamed up with maker Ben Light to create interactive physical computing blocks. Raspberry Blocks FINAL In response to the need for hands-on, easy and inviting activities at events such as Maker Faire […]
    Matt Richardson
  • Community Profile: Matthew Timmons-Brown November 13, 2017
    This column is from The MagPi issue 57. You can download a PDF of the full issue for free, or subscribe to receive the print edition in your mailbox or the digital edition on your tablet. All proceeds from the print and digital editions help the Raspberry Pi Foundation achieve its charitable goals. “I first […]
    Alex Bate
  • Computing in schools: the report card November 10, 2017
    Today the Royal Society published After the Reboot, a report card on the state of computing education in UK schools. It’s a serious piece of work, published with lots of accompanying research and data, and well worth a read if you care about these issues (which, if you’re reading this blog, I guess you do). […]
    Philip Colligan
  • Build a Flick-controlled marble maze November 9, 2017
    Wiggle your fingers to guide a ball through a 3D-printed marble maze using the Pi Supply Flick board for Raspberry Pi! https://giant.gfycat.com/ForsakenFirmHummingbird.webm Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, yeah Using the Flick, previously seen in last week’s Hacker House’s gesture-controlled holographic visualiser, South Africa–based Tom Van den Bon has created a touch-free marble maze. He was motivated by, […]
    Alex Bate
  • piwheels: making “pip install” fast November 8, 2017
    TL;DR pip install numpy used to take ages, and now it’s super fast thanks to piwheels. The Python Package Index (PyPI) is a package repository for Python modules. Members of the Python community publish software and libraries in it as an easy method of distribution. If you’ve ever used pip install, PyPI is the service […]
    Ben Nuttall