Torbay Raspberry Pi Jam – By Paul Sutton
The 2nd Raspberry pi jam in Torbay took place on the 11th Jan at the Library. A few projects were demonstrated. One of the projects being demonstrated was by Tom Brough, he built a raspberry pi robot last year and has been adding enhancements etc to it ever since. The robot now has the ability to scan a printed qr code, store it’s contents and then read these back and then move around.
Gordon Henderson also attended and showed off the Fuze box again, this is essentially a purpose built case + build in keyboard, with a section in the top that houses a breadboard. It is designed in such a way that makes the gpio accessible for the breadboard so you just need a few jumper wires. The back of the case has network, usb and power in as well as other connectors for composite and hdmi out.
Fuzebox also comes with a version of BASIC written for the Fuze box, called Fuzebasic (written by Gordon). So any parents out there who remember programming on the ZX Spectrum, C64 et al should feel in familiar territory here. The fuze box is mainly aimed at education.
The next Pi jam is on Saturday 15th February at the Library. Details can be found on the Devon and Cornwall Linux user group website at http://www.dcglug.org.uk/torbay-pi-jam/. If you would like some more information please get in touch.
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