element14 agrees new global distribution deal for Raspberry Pi

element14 agrees new global distribution deal for Raspberry Pi - element14

Almost one year since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, the global computing phenomenon, element14 has announced it has signed a new distribution contract with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to sell the credit-card sized computer around the world.”

The company also announced that they have now shipped over 500,000 units since the launch in February 2012!

element14 agrees new global distribution deal for Raspberry Pi – element14.

Adafruit’s Limor Fried wins Entrepreneur of 2012 [reblog]

Extract from GeekBoy.it

“For those of you that don’t know the name Limor Fried, you may know her by her community persona of ‘Lady Ada’, the founder of Adafruit industries. Limor runs a $4.5 million business which has 25 employees. Her business designs, manufactures and shares the knowledge for some of the coolest maker toys around! It’s a pleasure to tell you that Entrepreneur Magazine have chosen Limor Fried as their 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year.”

Read the full article here: Adafruit’s Limor Fried wins Entrepreneur of 2012 | GeekBoy.it.

Great Sites for the Pi #5 – BerryIO

Daniel Bull, who attends the Milton Keynes Raspberry Jam, has created a stunning web interface for the Pi’s GPIO pins called BerryIO. It’s a great tool for beginners and experts alike to explore what the Pi can do with the pins. Here’s the summary from the Github site:

Project Details

The long term aim of BerryIO is to enable developers to control the Raspberry Pi and its GPIO ports remotely from any device with a browser, without ever needing to connect a screen or keyboard to the Pi itself. The way BerryIO works is once the Raspberry Pi has booted up (or if the connectivity changes) it automatically connects to the main wired or one of the predefined wireless networks and BerryIO emails the owner with a web link. They can then click the link and open the control panel in a browser (with their username and password). There is also a command line interface, so you can issue commands directly to it over SSH or in scripting should you wish to.


The system also gives you information on the current state of the Pi, such as load and temperature.

It really is a very polished, attractive interface which I wholeheartedly recommend. Daniel’s always continuing to develop it so it’ll be something you can use into the future.

Visit the GitHub repository to get hold of it and start exploring the GPIO!