It’s March 14th, or 3.14 / π (Pi) day! That’s right; it’s the celebration of everyone’s favorite circumference over diameter! Seriously though, it’s really just an excuse to recognize the fact that the date shares the first three digits of the never-ending number of Pi and to eat pieces of pie outside of the general holidays.
In a bit of a switch from the general celebration of mathematics for the day, I thought I would highlight some of our materials about a relatively new, cheap Linux-based computer: the Raspberry Pi! You might have heard of it for making home arcade machines or for programming classes. If you want to know more, or are interested in what you can do with a Raspberry Pi, head inside to find out more!
Everything listed is an eBook which can be accessed directly through your browser:
By Eben Upton and Gareth Halfacree
Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook
By Rick Golden
Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino : Automate Your Home with a Set of Exciting Projects for the Raspbery Pi!
By Andrew K. Dennis
Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents
By Stefan Sjogelid
By Sam Nazarko
By Andrew Robinson and Mike Cook
By Brendan Horan, Peter Membrey, and David Hows
So, check these out, eat some pie, and celebrate maths! In closing, here is a fun video about Pi from the musical duo of Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman – Hard and Phirm!
Have you ever gotten a chance to play with a Raspberry Pi? What have you done with one?
Let us know in the comments!