Friday, 5 July 2013

The life of Pi: how Britain's biggest hardware hit for a generation came to be

This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.

Moments before Amy Mather is due to give the closing presentation at the Raspberry Jamboree being held in Manchester, the creator of the computer which inspired her talk faces a fresh challenge.

Pete Lomas has created a credit-card-sized micro-controller that sells for £16, but his current problem can't be solved with a soldering iron: he needs to figure out where Mather should stand so she can use her computer while still visible to the audience. Mather -- who goes by the Twitter handle@MiniGirlGeek -- is just 13 and not tall enough to be seen when standing behind the podium.

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