Yesterday was Pi Day, a name reflecting that if you write your dates in either Overpuddlian form (mm-dd-yyyy) or as specified by ISO 8601 (yyyy-mm-dd) – in both cases ignoring the year – you get 3-14, which sort of looks like Pi to two decimal places if you squint a bit so that the dash […]
Alan Buckley has released a new version of PackMan, a package manager designed to work with packages distributed via the RISC OS Packaging Project. The main reason for the update is compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 3 – although an existing bug has also been squashed, whereby it wasn’t possible to exit the application when […]
At the London Show last month, AMCOG Games released a new 3D-perspective game – and that game, Star Mine, is now available to purchase from !Store.
At the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting last night, Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson was the guest speaker, there to reveal a mystery new product – and having done so, the HAT is out of the bag so to speak. The product in question is a Raspberry Pi HAT (which stands for Hardware […]
A few months after Pi Day, and a few days before 2Pi Day!1 A new version of the Raspberry Pi has been announced, at the customary price point of US$35 – which has been translated to a very similar value in pounds sterling, with both Pimoroni and The Pi Hut selling it for £34.00.
Encouraging people to be as flashy as he is when his boss isn’t around! Observant readers and show visitors will have noticed that Andrew Conroy has started occasionally having his own presence at RISC OS computer shows – when CJE Micro’s, the company for which he works, isn’t present. What he exhibits is a range […]
The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place tomorrow evening, and will feature a mix of topics including Ian Stanley talking about using an IDE hard drive on a Raspberry Pi, running Mike Cook’s oscilloscope on under RISC OS, and using the RDSP module from AMCOG Games to produce sounds on […]
R-Comp will be bringing a new version of PiFi to the London Show, which takes place tomorrow. The software allows you to re-purpose a spare WiFi-enabled Raspberry Pi as an adapter for a RISC OS computer – or, if connected to a hub, a number of systems. The headline feature of version 3 of the […]
Available in any colour you like, as long as you like bright green! The pi-top is a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that began its commercial life as a crowd-funded project in 2015, and CJE Micro’s released a RISC OS flavoured version in 2016 called the RapidO Top pi-topRO.
The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will take place on Wednesday, 5th September, and the meeting will feature two visiting dignitaries.