Pi-Hole: Ad-Blocking the Raspberry Pi Way

Internet ads have become a feature of many peoples’ daily lives. While many of us have learned to deal with this nuisance, companies such as AdTrap have developed devices to block these ads from reaching devices connected to your home network – and they’re marketing them for a pretty penny. However, a new project called Pi-Hole let’s you get much the same functionality with your Raspberry Pi as a low-cost, open-source alternative.

Mobile Shipping Containers Classrooms On Kickstarter

On April 21st, 2016 Cercle Social officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Mobile Shipping Containers Classrooms. The campaign is live here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/270424420/mobile-shipping-containers-labs 

Raspberry PI featured at the African Union Headquarters in New York City

The African Union Headquarters in New York City welcomed Cercle Social on April 13th 2016. The nonprofit leaders pitched the mobile shipping container lab and the Raspberry Pi to the Power African Youth Initiative entrepreneur drive. Thank you to the organizers and all participants. #PAY #AFRICANUNION #CERCLESOCIAL #RASPBERRYPI

Benefits of Children Using a Computer

There are several benefits that children can reap from using a computer.
- Academic Growth: Activities such as emailing can help improve children's writing abilities. Also, the internet provides a virtually infinite source of information for research.
- Communication: using social networks, children can stay in touch with friends and family. 

Raspberry Pi VS Arduino: What's the difference?

Before I begin, I must address that the Raspberry Pi is by far the better device in educational setting similar to the one in Benin. That being said, both devices have their pros and cons depending on what you hope to accomplish with your little computer.


So, what makes them different?

In a short and sweet explanation:

Raspberry Pwn: A Raspberry Pi Security Platform

Raspberry Pie is well known for its variety of uses in education, basic coding, and the Internet of Things. However, aside from being used to create security-monitoring systems, it has not been widely used for the use of security…as in cyber security. But things are changing. Pwnie Express, a company known for providing threat detection options for just about any wired wireless device you might find anywhere near your workplace. Guess what? Pwnie Express has come out with a penetration testing and security platform just for Raspberry Pi!


Raspberry Jams

Raspberry Jams are events organised by the community to share knowledge, learn new things, and meet other Pi enthusiasts. They’re a great way to find out more about the Raspberry Pi and what you can do with it, and to find like-minded people. Currently thy occur in a few cities around the world, but you can create your own event.

What Raspberry Pi is right for you?

The truth is that the Raspberry Pi Foundation made too many types of Raspberry Pi computers, but that’s okay since now there is a Raspberry Pi for everyone.

(and we love every single one of their tiny machines equally)


There are currently SEVEN different models of Raspberry Pi computers. (Not including regional models)

Although the names of each model are fairly technical and intimidating, it’s worth understanding the differences in order to get the right one for you.


'Monty' Brings Siri-Like Voice Commands to Raspberry Pi

Voice-activated personal assistants  (think Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana) are becoming ubiquitous in the mobile and PC worlds. But options for the Raspberry Pi are less common.  James Gallagher, a 13-year-old student in Scotland, hopes to change that with his program, Monty. Monty allows users to perform basic tasks on their Raspberry Pi computers using only their voice.

Astro Pi: Raspberry Pi in Space!

How would you like the chance to have your Raspberry Pi project used on the International Space Station (ISS)? UK school students were recently given this opportunity, as part of a competition organized by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and several space and trade groups. Today, the winning experiments are running on a pair of enhanced Raspberry Pi computers -- dubbed Astro Pis -- on board the space station. British astronaut Tim Peake, who blasted off for the ISS aboard a Soyuz rocket in December 2015, is running the experiments for the students.

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