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After we all enjoyed such a deeply nostalgia trip down through the circuits of time over on the micromemories blog, MicroMemories of a Silicon School Day, I thought you guys would love to join me in wishing the wonderful 16-bit sensation, the Commodore Amiga, a very happy 30th birthday!   All Hail the Amiga A1000 It was on this day, 23rd July 1985, that Commodore first released the Amiga A1000 to the world of home computing. This was the forerunner to the even more popular A500, which went ...
Introduction Up until yesterday, I’d not seen a programming language which would go from a graphic oriented (pseudo Scratch-like) environment to a conventional source code view, from browser based execution to microcontroller execution, to mobile phone app execution. It was possible however to achieve all of this within a matter of hours!   TouchDevelop is a programming language created by Microsoft – it can instantly run in a web browser if Internet connectivity is available ...
Access Raspberry pi GUI and command line from your windows machine using SSH and VNC At times you might face a situation when you cannot connect your Raspberry pi to a monitor ,like in a situation when you actually don't have a monitor or when you have your pi working in a project like say a weather monitor and it is not possible to physically access. There is a possible solution to this using SSH  and VNC(Virtual network computing) and you only need to satisfy one condition for this and th ...
#MicroMemories Commadore 64 Plug and Play competition Terms and Conditions   1.       This prize draw is run by Premier Farnell plc (Premier Farnell or we (including our or us) on the following terms and conditions. Anyone who enters this prize draw is referred to in these terms and conditions as entrant or you.   2.       In entering this prize draw you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions applicable to this prize ...
To mark the launch of the new BBC Micro:Bit we're giving away one Commodore 64 plug in and play!     Step 1: Think about your own memories of the BBC Micro or any other retro computer like the ZX Spectrum or Commodore 64     Step 2: Register/Login and Comment on our MicroMemories blog or share on social media using #MicroMemories http://www.element14.com/community/groups/stemacademy/blog/2015/07/07/micromemories-of-a-silicon-school-day   Step 3: Relax! And enjoy read ...
  Today the BBC unveiled the design of the BBC micro:bit, part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative, at an event for its partners in London. element14 is a major partner in the project to produce one million BBC micro:bit to be gifted to each Year 7 (or equivalent) aged children in the UK in the Autumn.  What is the micro:bit - watch this BBC video for more information.   Tony Hall Director General of the BBC kicked off proceedings       ...