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Issue 8 Contents:
Skutter Returns – Adding a motorised base
Home automation – the Santa trap - Automate your home with a Raspberry Pi… and catch Santa in the act!
Control your Arduino board with Raspberry Pi and Python - Introduction An Arduino board can communicate with the Raspberry Pi via a serial over USB connection.
PiGauge - Summary Controlling hardware that is hooked up to the Pi is really fun. Controlling hardware from across town or another state that is hooked up to the Pi is awesome.
CESIL Pi - Learn how to create a 70s Christmas tree with CESIL and a Raspberry Pi.
C++ Cache – Compiling and running programs
Ada, a language for everyone - Following on from issue 6, we will continue to cover the basics of the Ada language.
Database bootcamp - There seems to be a good deal of debate about the language most suitable for learning on computers and one rarely offered is SQL – ‘Structured Query Language.’
The Python Pit - Python can launch subprocesses that function separately. Using this approach it is possible to create any number of desktop widgets.