Ashlee Vance of Bloomberg recently visited the UK, more specifically Gloucester and Cambridge. In Gloucester, he visited David Pride who created the awesome 4Bot Connect 4-playing robot. Vance also interviews Eben Upton, on a punt, to get the rationale behind the Pi. It’s a lovely 5 minute segment and it’s great to see the community side getting in there – Vance visited the nearby Cotswold Raspberry Jam so there’s the thrill of seeing kids learning how to program and we even see some of Brian Corteil’s Micro PiNoon in action!
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