Jul 112013
RPi.GPIO basics 1 - how to check what RPi.GPIO version you have

It struck me the other day that I’ve published some fairly advanced RPi.GPIO tutorials, (e.g. interrupts and PWM) but not done anything more basic, apart from the Gertboard examples. So here’s an attempt to remedy that situation. Over the next few days, we’re going to have a walk around Ben Croston’s RPi.GPIO, which is now at version 0.5.3a. Some of this stuff may be new to you even if you’ve been using RPi.GPIO’s more advanced features, so it’s worth having a look. What is RPi.GPIO? It’s an easy way of controlling the Pi’s General Purpose […more…]

Jul 032013
Announcing RasPi Videos Google+ Community

I’d like to introduce a new Raspberry Pi related Google Plus community. It’s called RasPi Videos and it’s for sharing and discussing videos about the Raspberry Pi. It’s very small at the moment – there’s just 10 of us at the time of publication, but amongst those 10 we’ve got some fabulous Raspberry Pi bloggers and vloggers… Who? Matthew Manning – Raspberry Pi Beginners. A top Raspberry Pi vlogger. Carrie Anne Philbin – Geek Gurl Diaries. Teacher extraordinaire, vlogger and blogger, champion of getting more girls into coding. (This is much needed! If you could […more…]