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?

Oh dear

No new posts since July? You’d be forgiven for thinking this site has died.

It hasn’t! And there are tons of cool new Pi developments happening all the time but the poor editor has other demands on his time.

That said he’ll be doing his utmost to return to a steady stream of Pi related content over the next few weeks.

In the mean time, if you have something to share then please leave a comment.

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a radio!

Some great work from the team at IC Robotics has turned the Pi into an FM radio! Capable of playing back wav files via a Python application (backed with a custom C library).

At the moment it’s Mono only and there are some issues with CPU priority but it’s a great starting point.

And there’s more, Guido PE1NNZ has released code to enable the Raspberry Pi computer board to generate SSB on the 7 and 14 MHz bands. SSB is used in HAM radio around the world and Guido has managed to make contact with other users across Europe via his Pi.

(src: makezine.com, southgatearc.com)

Disclaimer: producing radio signals may be subject to control and licensing in your country. Please check your local laws before trying any of the above.