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2014
Now that many of you have received your Raspberry Pi computers, it is time to start unboxing them.  Lucky for you, there is a video series that is available to help.    I have found that videos are very helpful in getting something like this off the ground for the first time.  The community that supports the Raspberry Pi is huge and goes far beyond this group.  So if there is a problem, chances are you are not the first to experience it, and someone has written about i ...
Many of you have received a new Raspberry Pi in the past week.  In a previous blog post, I talked about moving from getting a package in the mail to getting started on something.   As I have experienced it, that journey is usually built around a project, or something you want to do.  My house is full of projects that are in various stages of completion (some much further than others).  Some of those projects started out of necessity, "I want that toilet to stop leaking....NO ...
We've started to ship Raspberry Pis and some people have emailed me with a brief note to say that it has arrived.  There is nothing like coming home to find a package waiting for you.  Furthermore, there is nothing like having a credit card sized open source computer inside that package.   More than once, a new piece of equipment has come home with me, only to sit inside the box for a few weeks, as I am trying to acclimate it to my house.  Its not necessarily a bad thing. ...
This online community has had a recent influx of new members.  Welcome to you all!  The STEM Academy is a growing online community of professionals, educators, and hobbyists who are all, in some way, not afraid of making trouble.   The people in this community are the kind of people who solve a lot of problems with a screwdriver; the kind of people who don't let expertise get in the way of trying something out.  This is a good community to be a part of.   Almost one ye ...