Pideas

Quick housekeeping note: thanks for all the kind birthday wishes! We’re going to be celebrating tomorrow on March 1, not today on Feb 28. Prof Alan Mycroft wants me to point you all at the Pirates of Penzance, whose protagonist has a leap-year problem similar to the Foundation’s. We’ll have a (lengthy) blog post for you tomorrow about the anniversary.

Ryan Walmsley is 16, and he’s been a core member of our online community since we launched almost exactly a year ago, running fundraisers for the Foundation, making tools like the Rastrack map for us, and learning a lot of Python along the way. He’s noticed that one thing we lack around here is a central repository for projects, so he’s set one up himself.

Pideas is a place for you to add your own projects. There are fields where you can list the necessary tools and expertise, and you can link to your own bit of the web if you’ve written about your project on your own website; or to Github if you’ve got some code you want to share. Ryan’s got plans for adding ratings and a search system to the site, but first, he needs your submissions.

Right now you’ll find a tweeting letterbox, a Twitter Furby, a robotics platform, a servo-mounted webcam, a weather station and other goodies. We’d love to see Pideas become a useful resource for the whole community, and we need you to submit your own projects to swell the database. Have at it – and tell Ryan we sent you!

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As a teaser for an announcement coming as part of the first anniversary celebration, be looking for availability of PiLushies, which are modular plush toys that are assembled sort of like a cross between TinkerToys and Mr./Mrs. Potato Head. They can be used to build 3-D models of the Raspberry Pi logo that can house a Pi board as well as other boards, used as a shell containing robotics extensions in the form of Pi-controlled articulating arms and legs, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

We will post more here in the blog and the forum, with links to where you can get your very own. We’re very excited and think you will be too!

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When entering text via an iPad, if you move the cursor in a field, no additional text can be added, and if you delete any text, the total amount of text in the field shrinks by the amount of text deleted. Can’t test it on a Pi, PC, or Mac, but it does appear to work OK on an Android phone browser. May be a Javascript problem with the mobile Safari browser? I will try other platforms ASAP.

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Hi, Can you email me or contact my skype account. Full details can be seen on the contact us page, or you can email support@pideas.co.uk

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Pideas is working great so far and also I made the logo :)

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Pi-rates. Arrr.

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Ryan is really serving the RP community well. Pideas will really be helpful to me as a presenter. The most asked question I’ve had before during and after every presentation has been “what can I do with a Raspberry Pi?”
So, I compile lists of projects and put them up on Slideshare, Youtube, and Vimeo which helps, but this is just what the baker ordered! Project documentation and links to code repositories! Nice work!

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I have always wondered where this was! I didn’t realise it hadn’t been made – great work. It would be good if there was an “extension suggestion” ability or create a project which references other projects and extends them or welds 2 projects together. Just a thought…

Keep up the great work that we all benefit from.

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Great, that is exactly, what was missing !!!

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the twitter furby is mine :) but thanks to Dr Andrew Robinson for the python script and his chicken that made me decide to hack a furby and make my own tweeting toy.

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