Yesterday at the sixteenth Manchester Raspberry Jam, Liz and Eben of the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that they have now sold 2 million Raspberry Pis.
Here’s some breaking news from the Manchester Raspberry Jam: Eben Upton, head of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, just revealed that as of the end of October, there are now two million Raspberry Pis out in the wild. In early 2013, the Raspberry Pi foundation sold its millionth unit through its official distributors and early last month they hit 1.75 million. Watch the video above (around the 26 minute mark) for the unofficial announcement and keep an eye out for more details to be announced on Monday. The announcement came during a question and answer session during the jam.
Here’s a video taken by Alan O’Donahoe at yesterday’s Manchester Raspberry Jam XVI, featuring a panel discussion with Liz & Eben Upton and Clive Beale from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, plus other presentations and demos.
Here’s a post from our founder Ben Nuttall, about the story of setting up his Raspberry Pi email newsletter Pi Weekly:
Pi Weekly is an email newsletter I run with fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiast Ryan Walmsley. Recently it occurred to me recently that for such a small project, it’s evolved a lot since we launched – and that it’s quite impressive that we launched it so soon after the idea came about, and how it landed me my dream job.
One of our young coders, Amy Mather, recently spoke along with Clive Beale from the Raspberry Pi Foundation at Wired Next Generation in London.
Watch Clive Beale and 13-year-old Amy Mather discuss how they took an established concept and edited it to reflect their own original ideas. Mather is a computer programmer who has become famous in the Raspberry Pi community for being a passionate advocate for coding using the tiny computer.
Manchester’s 14 year old Amy Mather just won the Digital Girl of the Year award at ICT 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Digital Girl of the Year (11-14 years): Amy Mather, UK. At 13 years old, Amy has been coding for three years and has inspired people of all ages with her keynote speeches at the Raspberry Jamboree, Campus Party EU and Wired: Next Generation. She teaches older pupils how to code during her school lunch breaks and with the Manchester Girl Geeks.
This issue of Linux User & Developer Magazine features Jason Barnett‘s robot tutorial.
Linux User & Developer is one of the world’s most successful open source authorities and attracts an enthusiastic audience of advanced users, IT professionals and developers who appreciate its unparalleled coverage of Linux and open source software. In Linux User 132 we take on our most ambitious project yet – building a Raspberry Pi robot. Over 18 pages we show you how to build your own for as little as £100.
Here’s an interview reSpace did with Ben about Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Jams and the possible use of Raspberry Pi in libraries:
Short interview with Ben Nuttall, a Web & Software Developer from Manchester, also a Linux & FLOSS advocate, Maths & Computer Science enthusiast, WW Kayaker, Organiser of Manchester Raspberry Jam & curator of Pi Weekly.
I met Ben in London just before Mozilla Festival 2013 and I asked him about what possibilities he sees with Raspberry Pi in a library setting.
An article by free software advocate, Raspberry Pi hacker and North West tech event organiser Les Pounder, including interviews with successful Jam organisers Alan O’Donahoe, Jack Wearden and our own Ben Nuttall
The Raspberry Pi has been available for over 12 months now. Its launch was met with feverish excitement, but once the initial scramble for stock was over and people had a precious Pi cradled in hand, many turned to the question of what to do with all its potential.
In response to that human need to gather over a common interest, Raspberry Jams have popped up across the UK.