Today is a sad day as I read in the news that Professor Stephen Hawking has died, aged 76years. He battled with motor neurone disease and yet became one of the most respected scientists of his time. I felt very privileged to be able to show the documentary of his life at the first Worcestershire Film Festival and held a Q&A with the editor, Tim Lovell.
However, on the same day, rejoice, for a new Raspberry Pi has launched. Called the Model B+, it has been specced up to a 1.4GHz quad core processor, WiFi now supports 5GHz and there is gigabit ethernet (albeit running through the USB bus). I haven’t written a lot about the Raspberry Pi here a lot, despite owning several of them. I’ve used them as a desktop computer, a web server, a Google Assistant and have plans to build a thermocouple for coffee roasting. I also want to recapture my 16bit days and turn one into an Amiga! Although this update won’t force me to change any of my existing boards, it’s a happy upgrade for the next one I buy.
The video they have released as an ad, is hilarious!