Geniatech Has Launched the New Pi-Inspired XPI-S905X Single Board Computer

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via Open Electronics

Geniatech has now launched the XPI family of single board computers that will allow closely follow Raspberry Pi 3 form factor while offering better performance and features. The company will start with XPI-S905X board powered by an Amlogic S905X quad core Cortex A53 processor @ 1.5 GHz with 4K HDR video playback and output capability. […]

Let’s get Physical! Using the RPi for Much Kid Fun

It’s been a given that the Raspberry Pi’s not just for adults. And in this charming animation narrated by two children and Eben Upton, the RPi Foundation shows us the good fun kids can have with this wonderful microcomputer.
 
The  great thing about it? There’s no mention of using it to play video games. Instead, you learn about the thrill of physical computing including how to build a methane alert when your dad is trumping. For American readers unfamiliar with this important term, watching the video reveals the hilarious meaning of this Britishism.

From “Let’s get Physical!” from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.

 

Global Space High Altitude Balloon Challenge

A wonderful gallery of pix from the recently concluded (April) High-Altitude Balloon competition, with entrants from around the world, from young makers to university students to engineers to old DIYers.

Gallery — Global Space Balloon Challenge via Adafruit.

MotherBone™PiOne™ by APlus Mobile, Inc. — Kickstarter

MotherBone™PiOne™ by APlus Mobile, Inc. — Kickstarter.

What can you do with a Cubesat?

What can you do with a Cubesat?

NSA-proofed Pi?

Thumb Your Nose at the NSA With Raspberry Pi
Roberto Baldwin, wired.com

Adafruit has created a handy how-to to help you build a wireless access point that anonymizes your internet browsing using Tor and a Raspberry Pi.