Author Archives: Matt

Eben Upton – Introducing the Raspberry Pi B+ Free Webinar

The Element14 Community are hosting a free webinar where Eben Upton,┬áthe inventor of the Raspberry Pi and founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, is presenting. It’s free to sign-up so why not login and see what he has to say!

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ 3.5mm Audio/Video Jack

The Model B+ features a new 3.5mm audio jack which also includes the composite video signal. This has allowed for the removal of the composite video socket found on the Model B. The new jack is a 4-pole socket which … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ First Impressions

My Raspberry Pi Model B+ arrived from RS Components on Thursday so here are some thoughts on the revised Pi design, what I think of it, what has changed and how this impacts existing and new users. I also took … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Model B+ And Addon Board Compatibility

Changes to the layout and connectors on the Raspberry Pi B+ may leave you wondering about the range of existing add-ons out there and whether they still work. Below you’ll find a table listing the add-on boards I either own … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi B+ GPIO Header Details And Pinout

One of the most significant changes to the Raspberry Pi Model B+ is the 40-pin header (J8). This offers and increase of 14 pins over the 26-pin header on the original Raspberry Pi. This page aims to provide a set … Continue reading

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New Raspberry Pi Model B+ Revealed

Today news of a new Raspberry Pi model has been confirmed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It was revealed last night by various social media channels, blogs, and RS Components sites. These included and the German RS Components site. … Continue reading

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Operation Counterstrike – A Minecraft Game For The Pi

After my “Building A Castle In Minecraft With Python” article I wanted to create a Minecraft game that was a bit more interactive. The “find a diamond” type game had already been done so I decided to do a slightly … Continue reading

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Farnell USB Powered Soldering Iron

Yes you read it correctly : A USB powered soldering iron. When I first saw this device on sale on my initial thoughts were that it couldn’t possibly work and a USB port was never going to provide enough power. … Continue reading

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Building A Castle In Minecraft With Python

Once I had Minecraft setup on my Pi and had figured out how to use the Python API I wanted a little project to try it out. So I decided to create a script that would automatically create a castle … Continue reading

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Farnell Xtrinsic MEMS Sensor Board For Raspberry Pi

There are now lots of Raspberry Pi add-on boards and some are more well known that others. Farnell asked if they could send me something to review and while browsing their site I came across a board that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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