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Nearly 15,000 young people ran their code on the ISS for Astro Pi 2020/21!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our team here at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in collaboration with ESA Education, is excited to announce the successful deployment of young people’s programs aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for the European Astro Pi Challenge 2020/21! Across both Astro Pi missions — Mission Zero and Mission Space Lab — 14,993 participants created an amazing […]

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Let’s make it colourful with Digital Making at Home

Reading Time: < 1 minute [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOFlKcCEOvk?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Join us for Digital Making at Home: this week, young people can learn about using the Sense HAT — or its emulator — with us! With Digital Making at Home, we invite kids all over the world to code along with us and our new videos every week. So get ready to do […]

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Pulling Raspberry Pi translation data from GitHub

Reading Time: 5 minutes What happens when you give two linguists jobs at Raspberry Pi? They start thinking they can do digital making, even though they have zero coding skills! Because if you don’t feel inspired to step out of your comfort zone here — surrounded by all the creativity, making, and technology — then there is no hope […]

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Raspberry Pi Sense HAT impact recorder for your car

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let the accelerometer and gyroscope of your Raspberry Pi Sense HAT measure and record impact sustained in a car collision. Raspberry Pi Sense HAT The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT was originally designed for the European Astro Pi Challenge, inviting schoolchildren to code their own experiments for two Raspberry Pi units currently orbiting the Earth upon […]

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Playing Snake on a Raspberry Pi word clock

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have a soft spot for Raspberry Pi word clocks. True, they may not be as helpful as your standard clock face if you need to tell the time super quickly, but at least they’re easier to read than this binary clock built by engineerish. “But Alex,” I hear you cry, “word clocks are so done. We’re […]

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Raspberry Pi captures a Soyuz in space!

Reading Time: 2 minutes So this happened. And we are buzzing! You’re most likely aware of the Astro Pi Challenge. In case you’re not, it’s a wonderfully exciting programme organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and us at Raspberry Pi. Astro Pi challenges European young people to write scientific experiments in code, and the best experiments run aboard […]

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IBM Q System One quantum computing on a Raspberry Pi?

Reading Time: 2 minutes IBM Q System One: the world’s first commercial, integrated, universal, approximate quantum computing system… …on a Raspberry Pi? What is a quantum computing system? An excellent question and, while some of you may know the answer, here is Kurzgesagt‘s ‘in a nutshell’ explanation of quantum computing for the rest of us: Quantum Computers Explained – Limits […]

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Simulate sand with Adafruit’s newest project

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Ruiz brothers at Adafruit have used Phillip Burgess’s PixieDust code to turn a 64×64 LED Matrix and a Raspberry Pi Zero into an awesome sand toy that refuses to defy the laws of gravity. Here’s how to make your own. BIG LED Sand Toy – Raspberry Pi RGB LED Matrix Simulated LED Sand Physics! […]

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Create SLUG! It’s just like Snake, but with a slug

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recreate Snake, the favourite mobile phone game from the late nineties, using a slug*, a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT, and our free resource! *A virtual slug. Not a real slug. Please leave the real slugs out in nature. Snake SLUG! Move aside, Angry Birds! On your bike, Pokémon Go! When it comes to the […]