News nybble: Elesar reveals WiFi HAT price, offers London Show delivery

Following the news of the WiFi HAT for the Raspberry Pi, Elesar Ltd has now made a more formal announcement about the product, revealing its price – which stands at £44.00 plus shipping and VAT (or £52.80 inclusive for the unit, plus whatever it will cost to get it to wherever you are). It is now available to order from the company’s online shop. If you are planning on heading to the London Show, which takes place this Saturday, that price could be £52.80 without any additional shipping costs –…

Elesar brings WiFi solution to RISC OS on the Pi

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 Attached on Top, and is a standard format devised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for add-on cards for their ARM-based card). More specifically, it’s a HAT that provides a WiFi stack on board, neatly sidestepping…

RISCOSbits would like to welcome you to join them for Stonking Saturday!

(Oh, and by the way, there’s a new RISC OS system available for that day only!) If you’re a bit fed up with those pesky Overpuddlians bringing their practices and other atrocities over here, such as the increasingly common use of ‘invite’ as a noun, or annual sales events like ‘Black Friday’ (which tend to last longer than that one day) – and even worse, certain operating systems, when we have a rather nice (if slightly flawed) home grown one that runs on a family of processors which also began…

Elesar raises four points

Well, point releases for four products – TextEase, CloudFS, Prophet, and the WiFi Hat Over the last few weeks there have updates to four of Elesar Ltd‘s products, all being ‘point’ releases. This generally means the least significant digit of a version number has been increased, usually indicating minor changes. A small change, however, isn’t necessarily an unimportant one – so these are the four items that have seen changes that you may wish to benefit from.

Show report: Southwest 2020

I don’t think anyone can possibly disagree with me when I say that 2020, so far, has been an unusual year. Most of the world is in some form of lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, with movements beyond our homes and interactions with people beyond our own households at a minimum – which means (in a RISC OS context) shows and user group meetings aren’t taking place.

QrCode rewritten, becomes version 2.00

Kevin Wells has released a new version of his application for turning small amounts of textual information into two dimensional bar codes, aka ‘Quick Response’ codes. These can provide a quick way for people to transfer information into devices that can read them – for example smart phones using a bar code scanner application – such as URLs, contact details, WiFi keys, and so on.