Minecraft released for the Raspberry Pi!

Big news, Swedish development team Mojang have released their incredibly popular Minecraft for the Raspberry Pi.

Building on their runaway sandbox game for PC, Mac and mobile devices, the Pi version of Mincecraft allows users to “program” the game – enhancing the traditional block fest and giving player the chance to extend the creeper infested world in a fun and educational way.

You can visit the specific Pi Minecraft Blog for download and installation instructions.

(Source: MCVUK)

The Raspberry Pi Case by Barch Designs is as awesome as it is functional. We manufacture the case from Solid Billet Aluminium which protects your Raspberry Pi from damage. The case is also a heatsink which keeps your Raspberry Pi running cool and giving you many years of trouble free operation. The case wraps around the Raspberry Pi’s external ports giving it a unique and sleek look. The case is designed to be able to give access to all the external ports, as well as be able to easily see what LED’s are on.

Flashing LEDs, Singing Jelly Babies and more resources from OCR

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) have ben working together to produce a range of resources that support the use of the Raspberry Pi in the classroom.

Currently available in PDF format for easy printing, the documents cover Getting Started, a list of links to other resources, classroom challenges and a couple of hardware recipes:

Flash LED Recipe (PDF)

Singing Jelly Baby Recipe (PDF)

We’ll be adding this page to our own resources section as it’s sure to grow and the sheets are high quality and very useful!

(Source: www.ocr.org.uk & @Rob_Bishop)

Raspberry Pi Model A hits Europe

The new Model A Pi has been released exclusively to Europe with a single USB port, 256MB of RAM, no Ethernet and one-third the power consumption of a Model B board.

For approx. £19, the Model A is designed for use in battery or solar-powered devices like remote sensors, WiFi repeaters, robots and so on. According to an Adafruit it consumes only 100 mAh of juice (compared to about 300 mAh for the Model B, due to Ethernet power requirements).

I can’t wait to see what the hardware hacking community come up with for this new flavour of Pi!

(Source: Engadget)