Xenon Death Flash (or Why the Pi 2 is Camera Shy) @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi #iLuvPi2
RaspberryPi.org has a helpful post on one of the Pi 2’s cutest quirks, as well as the science behind it.
If you own a Raspberry Pi 2, congratulations: you’re also the proud owner of an elegant demonstration of the photoelectric effect!
At the weekend, Peter Onion, a veteran of our forums and of Raspberry Jams in Cambridge, Bletchley and surrounding areas (visible, costumed, in the background of this photo at the Christmas CamJam), discovered what we think might be the most adorable bug we’ve ever come across.
The Raspberry Pi 2 is camera-shy.
Peter’s bug report came via our forums. He’d been proudly photographing his new Raspberry Pi 2, and had discovered something peculiar: every time the flash on his camera went off, his Pi powered down.
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