It's been a busy few weeks here on element14 Community! We thought we'd take a minute to share some of the highlights and goings on in case you missed them. Did we miss something cool that happened on the Community? What happened with you that you want the Community to know about? Share below in the comments...
The new model Raspberry Pi 2 was announced on Monday the 2nd!
The Community welcomed a brand new area to showcase all the brand new information about the Pi 2! There's been some great discussions started - check out the discussion tekmeister started asking if the new Raspberry Pi 2 hits the mark. sousuke121 shared pics in this discussion when he got his Pi 2. javasound asked for help about connecting his Pi 2 using SSH via Putty - some great ideas and help from fellow members on how to solve his problem. Join hundreds of other members for a chance to get a Raspberry Pi 2 to RoadTest - you have until the 2nd of March to apply so hurry and enroll now if you want a chance to win!
The latest Design Challenge, "Enchanted Objects" opened for enrollment on February 2nd - this particular Design Challenge asks you to make something ordinary extraordinary! Some of the examples of projects are things like creating an interactive bookcase that can tell you where a specific book is located on the shelf. Find out more about this Design Challenge and make sure to submit your applications to participate by March 8th! The grand prize is a trip to the New York Maker Faire in September 2015.
Speaking of Design Challenges, the winners for The Internet of Holiday Lights were announced! That's right, the winners, with an "S"! The judges couldn't pick just one winner, so they picked two! I'd like to join all of you in congratulating the winners peteroakes and ipv1! Both winners won a Robox 3D Printer! We can't wait to see what they create!
Last week kas.lewis got some excellent support from Joe at Tektronix when his RSA306 USB Spectrum Analyzer he was selected to RoadTest came to him in poor condition and missing parts. After some help from doctorcdf and Tektronix he had this to say "WOW! I got the missing parts from Tektronix and I was VERY impressed. Not only did the person there (Joe) help like I wish every company would but he even included a handwritten letter apologizing for the missing parts, that alone was worth the package." Read more about the reviews coming in about the Tektronix RSA306 USB Spectrum Analyzer here.
The BeagleBone Black Giveaway contest wrapped up on Friday last week and 20 members won BeagleBone Blacks to add to their workshops! We hope to see all of our new BeagleBone Black winners' projects in our BeagleBone Black area on the Community!
The latest "This Week on Community"- the top 6 need-to-know goings on in Community from the past week - is now available, so make sure to take a look!
And finally, please join us in offering a BIG welcome to a few of our newest members! imprezydladziecii l0rd_v8r vcomp76 andygrubb If you're new and you haven't introduced yourself yet - make sure to come say hello and introduce yourself here!
Until next time,