3D holopainting with Pis and Pi Camera Boards

This project’s an unholy mixture of stop-motion, light-painting and hyperlapse from FilmSpektakel, a time-lapse and film production company in Vienna.

Filmed by a ring of 24 networked Raspberry Pi cameras working like a 3d scanner, taking pictures around the ring with a delay of 83 milliseconds between each one so that movement could be captured… Just watch!

(Source: Raspberrypi.org)

BBC micro:bit now available for commercial pre order

tntuvxhdThe BBC’s recent return to “computing for the masses” has been in the form of the diminutive micro:bit. At around 18 times faster and 70 times smaller than its predecessor the BBC Micro, the micro:bit is a true machine for the IoT age with connectivity and hardware hacking supported from the get go, but until now it’s only been available to educational establishments or those in full-time education.

Starting today you can pre-order your micro:bit today via Farnell or via Kitronik for the relatively high price of ~£13.00. This is 3 times more expensive than the Pi Zero but still affordable for the majority and has the advantage of joining 1,000s of devices in schools across the UK already.

For more details on the guts of the micro:bit checkout the official micro site.

The Pi is at the heart of Kano, a computer anyone can make

Another day another cool Pi related project on Kickstarter.

This time it’s Kano – a build your own computer kit that features a Pi, a great keyboard with a built in track pad, a speaker and much more:

Kano: A computer anyone can make

1 – Kano Books, illustrated and intuitive
2 – Kano OS and Levels on 8GB SD card
3 – DIY Speaker
4 – Raspberry Pi Model B
5 – Kano Keyboard Combo
6 – Custom case
7 – Card mods and stencils
8 – Stickers!
9 – Cables: HDMI*, Mini-USB
10 – Smart power plug (all region pins available)
11 – WiFi powerup

Prices start at around $100 but this kit includes pretty much everything you’d need to get up an running with your Pi so is worth a look!

DFRP will be at Make Jersey!

A bit short notice but Rob (editor in chief here at Damn Fine Raspberry Pi) will be up at D’Auvergne School on Saturday 23rd Nov from 10am – 2pm with a whole bunch of Pis as part of Make Jersey.

From their web page:

Following on from the success of Maker faire, Kids Code Academy Jersey are holding their very own spin off event. The faire welcomes students of all ages, family and friends who are fans of technology and creativity. The day will offer a range of workshops and exhibitions that enable participants to explore areas of modern technology.

The event is being organised by Kids Code Academy and is free to attend so if you’re interested in Pis, 3D printing or other seriously cool technology then why not pop by?

Happy Birthday to You….

Wow it’s hard to believe that the Pi has already been out for a year. 12 months > 1 million units & 3 versions. Not bad for a £25 computer!


Time to blow out the candles and wish for an even more successful year 2!

(img src: Makezine)