element14 Unveils Raspberry Pi Projects Group
LONDON, August 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
New 8GB Raspberry Pi Bundle also launched by element14
element14 today launched its latest online resource, Raspberry Pi Projects
providing a single location for Raspberry Pi owners of all skill levels to highlight their
creations and learn how to move onto the next level.
Making it easier for users to try out and store more Pi projects, element14 is today
also launching the great value 8GB Raspberry Pi bundle available for $40. The new pack
incorporates a Raspberry Pi B Board and an 8GB SD card with the all six of the official
Raspberry Pi Foundation approved operating systems preloaded on the memory card.
Members of the element14 Community are being encouraged to contribute to the library
by adding their own projects to the catalogue, or rating and liking the works of others.
Some of the first projects to be added include:
- For beginners, a step-by-step, guide detailing how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a fully functional laptop [http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi/blog/2012/09/08/raspberry-pi-laptop?CMP=PRR-GLO-13-0032 ] and an introduction to controlling the Pi with an Xbox 360 controller [http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi/blog/2012/12/15/raspberry-pi-xbox-controller-scratch-game?CMP=PRR-GLO-13-0032 ]
- For more advanced users, an image based tutorial guiding developers through using their Raspberry Pi as a flow meter for measuring water usage [http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi/blog/2013/04/16/tutorial-on-how-to-create-a-flowmeter-with-raspberry-pi-and-arduino-to-measure-water-used-in-gardening?CMP=PRR-GLO-13-0032 ] a and a more software orientated, seasonal guide to creating a 'Pumpkin Pi' jack-o'-lantern, with web controlled lights and sound [http://www.element14.com/community/groups/raspberry-pi/blog/2012/10/25/a-second-helping-of-pumpkin-pi?CMP=PRR-GLO-13-0032 ] .
“One of the main things we hear from our Raspberry Pi customers is how they want to
challenge themselves and take on more complex projects,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head
of Community, element14.
“Catering to complete beginners through to coding experts, each project will show them
exactly what parts are required, whether that’s an expansion board such as the PiFace or
just some different cables.”
Marking the launch, element14 is running the Connect 4 Challenge, where 25 community
developers will be supplied with a newly released PiRack
[http://www.element14.com/community/videos/9289 ?CMP=PRR-GLO-13-0032 ] expansion board for
their Raspberry Pi and asked to create and document a project build in Pi Projects.
Community members are invited to rate the entrants’ projects to win a series of ongoing
The 8GB Raspberry Pi Bundle is available from Farnell element14
in Europe, CPC
in the UK and Ireland, Newark element14
and MCM in North America and element14
European Contact: Jen Cooke PR Manager,Europe and Global Tel: +44-(0)113-279-0101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Farnell element14