Liverpool Makefest 2017

Liverpool Makefest 2017

The maker movement is a growing community of folk who like to invent, design and tinker with all forms of technology and Liverpool Makefest is the north west's biggest maker event. Liverpool Makefest showcases hundreds of makers This year saw hundreds of people visit Liverpool's Central Library and more than 200 makers to experience live science experiments, get hands on with amazing technology, have a go at fun crafts, get close up with the latest inventions and have a play with gadgets that might just be the next big thing. Quantum Technology Club at Liverpool Makefest These makers varied from individuals, to clubs, businesses and education establishments. One of those in attendance was our very own Quantum Technology Club who was showcasing everything wireless and some projects that our members had recently built. On display were... A live amateur radio station capable of communicating with other licensed amateur radio stations around the world and out in to space. The ever-popular Morse Code (CW) demonstration where visitors...
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MagPi Issue 56 now available

MagPi Issue 56 now available

MagPi is the official Raspberry Pi magazine and the latest edition, for April 2017 (issue 56), has just been released . This highly popular magazine is now available to buy in the high street, or download, free-of-charge, from the MagPi web site. Great news - Raspberry Pi beats Commodore 64 The April edition includes the fabulous news that the Raspberry Pi has beaten the Commodore 64 to become the world's third best-selling computer of all time, behind the Mac and PC. MagPi contents Other interesting articles include a review of all operating systems (OS') available for the Pi and no less than nine tutorials for practicals that will be of interest to beginners and experts alike. Quantum Technology Club - highlighted event Best of all, on page 91 you will see the Quantum Technology Club proudly displayed as a highlighted event on the Jam Heat Map, a visual representation of all the technology-based clubs that will be having meetings during April....
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Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

The Raspberry Pi is five years old - that's a long time in the history of IT and the Raspberry Pi continues to go from strength to strength; a testament to the original design philosophy and continued development. So, what's being going on with the Raspberry Pi... https://www.youtube.com/embed/wivyPH4AF1Q?ecver=1...
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New Raspberry Pi launched

New Raspberry Pi launched

The Raspberry Foundation keep us well entertained as we guess what the next new product will be and, given that it's only five years since the original Raspberry Pi was launched, they'd done an amazing job of keeping the product line relevant and up-to-date. So what's new today? On the Raspberry Pi's fifth birthday they've launched the new Raspberry Pi Zero W which adds built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth adapters. The original Raspberry Pi caused controversy when it was attached as a cover-mounted freebie to a copy of Magpie and it sold out in hours; some folk were reported purchasing a shop's whole order of the magazine and then selling them at inflated prices on the Internet. Regular purchasers of the magazine were not happy as their collection is now one magazine short of a full set. Since then it's been extremely difficult to get hold of the Raspberry Pi Zero and many retailers have limited sales to one per person in order to...
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