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    Happy Pi Day

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    It is, or will be, the weekend of 3rd of March, 3.14, the first few numbers of Pi (π).

     

    We take this opportunity every year to celebrate our favorite Pi, The Raspberry Pi!  I am here to round up all of the exciting new eBooks and Blogs and Badges for this years π Day.

     

    Check out all the fun below, and make sure you get yourself one of our exclusive Pi Day Badges at the bottom of this post.

     

    Raspberry Pi Tips eBook

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    February of 2020 will mark the eighth birthday of the initial release of the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. While the Pi is far from the first single board computer, none have enjoyed the same widespread success. Alternatives to the Pi may have faster CPU speeds, more IO, or specialized on-board peripherals, and they have their place, but none of them have that “just right” combination of price, support, power, and features. According to the Raspberry Pi blog, over 19 million Pis have been sold.

     

    This writer has been using and following the evolution of the Raspberry Pi since its release. I watched as it transitioned from a tool for students and hobbyists to a viable option for certain types of engineering projects. If you’re considering the Raspberry Pi because you are curious about electronics and coding, or even if you are a practicing engineer, just go for it ! The size of the community and the sheer number of publically available forums, tutorials, and projects means that you will be in good company as you explore and experiment. As “just right” as the Raspberry Pi may be, unfortunately popularity doesn’t always equal perfection.

     

    The Pi has its eccentricities and idiosyncrasies like anything else. But that’s okay; the following tips are going to help you overcome some of the vulnerabilities and limitations of the Pi.

    All registered users can get it here for Free

     

    Raspberry Pi for Professional Use?

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    The Raspberry Pi is widely utilized for its project capabilities among engineers and makers alike. It has been used to create everything from robots to remote monitoring devices since its release back in 2012. Not long after, industry managers took note of the tiny board's capabilities and adapted them for use in manufacturing and automation operations, with some using the famous board to build specialized equipment to make those applications more efficient and cost-effective.

    Read More Here:

    The Raspberry Pi Continues to Thrive for Industrial and Automation Applications

     

    Raspberry Pi on the Silver Screen!

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    The Raspberry Pi being installed for the ultimate hack in the TV series "Mr. Robot."

    It was a pivotal moment for the whole series... accomplished with a single Raspberry Pi. It was awesome.

     

    With Pi Day (March 14) just around the corner, engineers and makers are finishing up new projects to celebrate the annual holiday. Usually, the Foundation would commemorate the event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, but the current Coronavirus pandemic forced almost every trade show and convention to be canceled. To that end, instead of highlighting great Raspberry Pi projects from those ingenious makers and DIYers, we'll take a look at some of those that were created in the fictional world...

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    The Raspberry Pi Has Been in More Movies, and TV Shows Than you Might Think

     

    #badass Women Makers and Engineers Contest

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    element14 presents is on a search for more #badass Women!

     

    You don't have to be the next Simone Giertz or Lady Ada to enter (although wouldn't that be cool?). All you need is electronics skills, a video camera, and the desire to make a working project. The first ten women who upload their Audition Tape will win an element14 shopping cart with a Raspberry Pi 4, an Arduino Uno, and $100 USD of whatever else you want to put in your cart.  Want to be one of our Badass Women Video producers?

     

    Join here: #badass Women Makers and Engineers Contest

     

    Raspberry Pi 4 2GB - Permanent Price Cut $35

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    For Raspberry Pi's 8th Birthday, and thanks to falling RAM prices, Raspberry Pi Foundation has cut the price of the 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 to $35

    Read more about this here:

     

    Raspberry Pi 4 2GB - Permanent Price Cut $35

     

    or pick one up at the discounted price here:

    RASPBERRY PI 4 MODEL B, 2GBRASPBERRY PI 4 MODEL B, 2GB

     

    Discounted Raspberry Pi Accessories

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    It's not a Pi Day without a sale on Raspberry Pi Accessories

    Get Raspberry Pi Accessory Discounts Here

     

    Pi Day Badges

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    Do you need some more bling for your element14 Community Profile? No?... yes, yes you do.

    Then check out our Pi day (Weekend) Badges:

     

    You can claim these by posting within the Raspberry Pi Space on the 14th and 15th March 2020.

     

    Pi Day 2020

    Collaborator Badge

    Pi Day 2020

    Project Badge

    50 Points Per Action200 Points Per Project Blog

    Within Raspberry Pi:
    - Post a Blog

    - Comment on a Post

    - Like a Post or Comment

    Within Raspberry Pi:

    - Post a New Raspberry Pi Project

    - Post a Old Raspberry Pi Project

    Pi Day Badges are only achievable only 14th and 15th March 2020.

     

    Raspberry Pi Quiz

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    Are you a Raspberry Pi aficionado? We got to talking about Pi factoids and thought it would be fun to test our members on their knowledge of this famous family of single board computers. To earn our Pi Aficionado badge, score 100% in the quiz (you can take it multiple times, don’t worry), rate this document, and tell us in the comments about how you first learned about Raspberry Pi.

     

    Do You Know Your Pi from Pie? Raspberry Pi Quiz!

     

    See you all next π day.

    - Phil