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August 22, 2014 AT 12:00 pm

The Making of the Raspberry Pi Juggling Pin Management System #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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High school sophomore Lauren Egts describes how she lit up a jugglers performance using a Raspberry Pi.

Flashing pins are spinning tens of feet into the air on a pitch dark stage. It’s a juggling performance. All of the pins are perfectly synchronized to flash different colors in time to the music. It’s part of the magic of theater and a special night out with friends to enjoy a distraction from daily life. Part of the magic—and why it’s called magic—is that the audience doesn’t know how these secrets are made backstage.

They also don’t know the magic’s open source lineage.

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