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VHS Talks to CBC News About the New Pi Zero: A $5 Computer

 

Hackspace director Rob Mackenzie holds a Raspberry Pi. New versions are just $5 and have 512MB of SDRAM, a micro-SD card slot, a mini-HDMI socket for video output and micro-USB sockets for data and power. (Chris Corday, CBC)

CBC news recently interviewed some of our members about all the cool things you can do with a Raspberry Pi from setting up a computer to building your own photo booth, pinball machine, and loads more. And now, with the new Pi Zero, you can set up your own computer for around $5.  Don’t forget to come on down to one of our FREE open nights  to learn about RPis and all the other things we do at VHS.

VHS Talks to CBC News About the New Pi Zero: A $5 Computer

Jon Grieman is using the Raspberry Pi as the brains behind a pinball machine he’s developing at Vancouver Hackspace (Chris Corday, cbc)

VHS Talks to CBC News About the New Pi Zero: A $5 Computer

Luke Cyca, a Hackspace member showing off his camera that looks old fashioned but is powered by a Raspberry Pi, for self. Photo courtesy of CBC.

 

 

Michelle’s Hamstrometer is in Raspberry Pi Geek!

This past summer, I read online that the breed of hamsters I own runs more than any other breed: “an equivalent of four human marathons each night on average.” With hopes of figuring out what exactly the “hamster equivalent” of a marathon is, I did a study on my hamster’s gait. And finally, with hopes of discovering whether or not there was any truth behind The Internet’s claims, I built a small Raspberry Pi-powered pedometer and stuck it on my hamsters’ wheel.

This month, the lucky portion of you who can read German can check out a 5-page spread on my DIY hamster experiment in the latest issue of Raspberry Pi Geek!

HOW AWESOME.

Before coming to CRASH Space, I lived and worked in Berlin, which makes having my work in a German magazine all the more personal and exciting for me. (Not to mention, many of our CRASH members are native German speakers!)

If you want, you can buy the latest issue here. You can also see the (less cool ’cause it’s not in a real paper magazine) version of the article here.

Michelle’s Hamstrometer is in Raspberry Pi Geek!
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Also, check out this sweet German translation of my bio they made:

Michelle’s Hamstrometer is in Raspberry Pi Geek!