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More Fun with Raspberry Pi

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Here are some videos, and links to even more videos, to learn how to use your Raspberry Pi and have all kinds of fun with Pi projects.

The Raspberry Pi computer board can be adapted to any number of projects. Here are a few videos to show you some of the flexibility and fun possible with Pi. Note that you may need to stop a video to get URLs, or replay a section to understand what the person says. These are only a few of the videos available on the internet. There’s more at YouTube, Vimeo, and other websites, some of which are linked at the bottom of this article.

Working with Python on Pi

A simple tutorial how and where to use Python to code with your Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi Dog Treat Machine with webcam! Send an email, he gets a treat!

Seems kind of cruel but it’s a nice looking dog.

The Voice Controlled Coffee Machine

Use your phone to start your coffee. Uses Java, the software, to make java, the coffee. This is a short demo so there’s not a lot of detail how they did the job. But it should not be hard to figure out, either.

Build a Retro Computer: The Raspberry Pi!

A more advanced project, with some key bits left out (how do you laser a keyboard?) and other stuff assumed you know (GPIO, the relationship between volts and amps). However, it does give an excellent overview of what is possible with Pis and how they relate to older computer projects.

University of Southampton Builds a Supercomputer with 64 Raspberry Pi

Plus Legos! A very cool overview with some ideas how to control all those Pis.

Learn More

Raspberry Pi Beginners Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/RaspberryPiBeginners/videos?shelf_index=0&view=0&sort=dd

The Ben Heck Show

http://www.youtube.com/user/thebenheckshow

Adafruit Raspberry Pi YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1A011279DBD4EB7E

RaspberryPi Tutorials YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/RaspberryPiTutorials/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_index=0

IET Top 5 Raspberry Pi Projects

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1SyIXeFUB0

20 Awesome Projects for Raspberry Pi Microcomputers

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/gadgets/20-awesome-projects-raspberry-pi-microcomputers/

Teaching Cassandra Cluster Setups with the Raspberry Pi

“The Cassandra database is designed so that large clusters of systems can hold massive amounts of data. So why is a University of Dundee lecturer running it on the tiny $25 ARM-based Raspberry Pi?” Good question. Great answer.
https://www.linux.com/news/embedded-mobile/mobile-linux/747326-teaching-cassandra-cluster-setups-with-the-raspberry-pi-

Simple Raspberry Pi Shutdown Button

http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Raspberry-Pi-Shutdown-Button/?ALLSTEPS

Also In The November 2013 Issue

My Adventures with Raspberry Pi

Open source hardware geared towards artists, hobbyists, designers, and students, is a viable and far less expensive alternative to build your own computers.

Beth Rosenberg Talks How Tech Kids Unlimited Helps Kids Who Learn Differently

With a wave of kids with special needs graduating high school, how can technology help them with resumes, college, jobs, and careers?

Stop Words

A clever technique to speed up database searches also is an interesting concept.

More Fun with Raspberry Pi

Here are some videos, and links to even more videos, to learn how to use your Raspberry Pi and have all kinds of fun with Pi projects.

My goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. It was to build good computers.

News Wire Stories for November 2013

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of October 2013. More stories can be found at the Software Programming and Computer Science News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.

Bubble Sorts

With a bubble sort, numbers sort themselves as they bubble to the left of a group of numbers. Here's a fun catchy video to explain.

The 7 Bridges of Königsberg

This month's math puzzle dates back to 1735 when it was first solved by Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematician and physicist.

Pair Programming

From the start of computing history, people have tried to optimize the software programming process. This includes having two coders work together to code software.

Learn More Links for November 2013

Links from the bottom of all the November 2013 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Icon-itis

The release this fall of Apple's iOS7 operating system is a great opportunity to explore the history of computer interface design.

Functions

Managing inputs and outputs is a key problem programming languages face. Here's how a few languages use functions to manage and transform data.