Our two Astro Pi flight units, named Ed and Izzy, are in orbit on the International Space Station, and Ed is running experiments designed by UK school students right now. If you're aged 18 or under and living in the UK, you can join in our new coding challenges for the chance to run #YourCodeInSpace too.
And people of all ages, anywhere in the world, can take part in an ISS environmental monitoring experiment that will run on the Astro Pi units during Tim's mission: click through for more information and resources.
And you can STILL start a new subscription with issue #40, with a free Pi Zero and a free cable bundle, if you want to! Just make sure you select the right option when you sign up online or over the phone.
In less than two weeks we'll be bringing Picademy to Manchester, UK for the first of four sessions in February and March, thanks to the support of our friends at Google. Find out more and apply at raspberrypi.org/picademy/.
If you're a beginner, or you want to help beginners get going with this kind of exciting project, this introduction to GPIO Zero from its creator, Raspberry Pi's Ben Nuttall, is a great guide to what you can do. It includes plenty of examples to help you get up and running.
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
What’s more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infrared cameras. We want to help people of all ages all over the world to use digital technology to make things, create things and get things done.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a registered educational charity (registration number 1129409) based in the UK. Our goal is to advance the education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects.
Visit our website to find out more.