Mar 242014
Adventures in Raspberry Pi - Real World Review

General Observations Adventures in Raspberry Pi is a 144 page book written to encourage teenagers into real computing by an experienced teacher, Carrie Anne Philbin. This book makes wonderful use of lots of graphics and screenshots. It’s very nicely laid out with plenty of colour and white space. The pages are all visually interesting and the text clearly explains things in a friendly manner. But it’s more than that. By being easy to follow and fun to read, the learning will sneak up on you. By breaking everything up into logical bites and taking them […more…]

Sep 252013
Cambridge Raspberry Jam 21 September 2013

I had a very busy time at the Cambridge Raspberry Jam last Saturday. I was speaking and demonstrating the prototype RasPiO® baseboard that I designed. More on that in a bit. Because I was speaking, I decided not to do a show and tell as well. I was glad about that, as I tend to get stuck next to my show and tells, which stops me from going around and seeing what other people are doing. Since Mike “Recantha” Horne had asked me to judge the show and tells competition, I had to have a […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…]