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Raspberry Pi Launches $30 Camera Add-on
2013-05-15 07:06:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Raspberry Pi, the low-cost, barebones Linux mini-computer aimed at helping kids acquire programming skills, now has its own camera module. The tiny, stamp-sized module, which measures 25 x 20 x 9mm and weighs just three grams, can take still images with a 2592 x 1944 resolution and record HD video in 1080p (without sound) at 30 frames per second. The add-on costs about the same as the Raspberry Pi itself, and went on sale...

Rasperry Model A Hits US Market
2013-04-01 12:23:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that  its $25 Model A computer is now available for purchase in the United States through the electronics reseller Allied Electronics. The model A is a ten dollar price cut from Raspberry Pi´s original Model B mini computer. While it doesn´t come close to rivaling Apple design standards, being essentially little more than a circuit board with a few basic hardware components...

It’s National Pi Day
2013-03-14 12:42:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nerds, Rejoice! Today is National Pi Day, a day set aside to celebrate mathematics, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and, perhaps best of all, baked goods that prominently display the greek letter “Ï€.” Every March 14, (or 3/14 “¦ get it?) math enthusiasts celebrate the never-ending number as well as Albert Einstein´s birthday. Many use pi as a shibboleth,...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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