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Ten pi-fect projects for your new Raspberry Pi

There was an article a while back, in Scientific American I think, that posed the question: given a super-powerful computer, with infinite computing power shoe-horned into a coke can, what would you do with it?* The arrival of the Raspberry Pi (RPi) prompted a similar sort of question: given an (almost) disposable PC with late- …
Richard Dyce, 14 Mar 2013
Raspberry Pi ARM PC

Review: Raspberry Pi

No review is ever written in isolation, absent from context. Usually, you can guess the reviewer's bias within a few paragraphs, and compensate accordingly. He hates LCD display quality, she dislikes proprietary software, they yearn for the days of full bandwidth vinyl. You get the idea. Raspberry Pi ARM PC Raspberry Pi Alpha …
Richard Dyce, 22 May 2012
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Basic instinct: how we used to code

Reg Hardware Retro Week Logo I’ve recently caught myself, like some horrific solo re-write of the Monty Python Four Yorkshiremen sketch, waxing lyrical to my two iPod-wielding young ‘uns about the good old days; when men were men, computers were effectively clockwork, and computer games… well, come to think about it, they …
Richard Dyce, 27 Apr 2012
IRISnotes Executive 1.0

IRISnotes Executive 1.0 digital pen

Composed of standard looking battery-powered pen and rechargeable receiver module, the IRISNotes Executive aims to relieve some of the tedium of transcribing handwritten notes by converting your scribblings into useable text and drawings. IRISnotes Executive 1.0 Pen pal: IRISnotes Executive 1.0 Designed to work independently …
Richard Dyce, 02 Aug 2011